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    University of Michigan - Flint
   
 
  Oct 19, 2017
 
2017-2018 Catalog 
  
2017-2018 Catalog

Financial Information


Tuition and Fees*

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Please refer to the Cashier/Student Accounts website for more complete information regarding tuition and fee rates and .

Tuition must be received by the due dates or monthly interest charges will be assessed. Allow a minimum of 5 days handling by the U.S. Postal Service if payment is mailed. Failure to receive an official University tuition and fee statement does not relieve any student of responsibility for payment. All billing is now done through the student’s UM-Flint email account.

Fees are the student’s contribution toward the cost of instruction, library services, student activities, plant operations, and mandatory payments for debt retirement for parking facilities and the Library. There are certain laboratory charges to cover unusual breakage.

A student may not register for any classes at the University nor are transcripts of credits or diplomas issued until all outstanding fees and charges due the University are paid.

*The University of Michigan - Flint reserves the right to adjust tuition rates and the credit hour range that is assessed the full-time rate.

Late Registration Fee

A student who registers after the first official day of the semester will be assessed a late registration fee.

Refunds and Adjustment of Fees

Deadline dates are calculated from the first day of the Academic Calendar for each term. See semester calendar at https://www.umflint.edu/registrar/calendars.

If you are paid in full prior to cancelling, dropping or withdrawing form the semester, tuition and fees will be adjusted based on the date of cancellation, drop or withdrawal. Financial aid will be adjusted if appropriate and refunds will be processed.

Cancellation

Students who register and THEN DECIDE NOT TO ATTEND must notify the Registrar’s Office in writing or drop all of their courses in SIS BEFORE the first day of the semester or they will be charged a portion of their tuition plus fees. The Registrar’s Office is located in Room 266, University Pavilion.

Drops

A student who drops a course(s) during the first two weeks in any semester, but stays registered for a minimum of one credit hour will not be charged for tuition and course fees for the credit hours dropped.

Students who drop courses after the the first two weeks, no tuition or fee adjustments will be made and no refunds will be given unless all courses are dropped (See Withdrawal)

Withdrawal

Students may withdraw from the University (i.e., drop all courses) up to and including the last day of classes without petitioning the Academic Standards Committee. Courses affected by a withdrawal will receive “W” grades. See semester calendar at https://www.umflint.edu/registrar/calendars.

  1. During the Fall or Winter Semester a student who withdraws:
    1. during the first or second week of classes is assessed a $50.00 withdrawal fee plus the Registration Fee.
    2. during the third through sixth week of classes is assessed one-half the tuition plus fees.
    3. after the sixth week of classes is assessed full tuition plus fees.
  2. During the Spring or Summer, a student who withdraws
    1. during the first or second week of classes is assessed a $50.00 withdrawal fee plus the Registration Fee.
    2. during the third week of classes is assessed one-half the tuition plus fees.
    3. after the third week of classes is assessed full tuition plus fees.
    4. from a class that extends over both the Spring and Summer Term, is assessed under the guidelines of (A).

State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)

Refunds for fully online, out-of-state (distance education) students fall under the above rules except for students in states not participating in the National State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). To determine if a state is participating in SARA, students may refer to https://www.umflint.edu/oel/online-state-authorization. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the Cashier’s Office in writing if their refund does not fall under the agreement for SARA states.

Fees for Senior Citizens

Persons 62 years of age or older at time of registration have the privilege of enrolling in any University course or program for which they are properly qualified, on payment of a fee equal to 50 percent of the announced fee for such course or program, exclusive of laboratory fees and other special charges. It is the responsibility of the senior citizen to notify Student Accounts when they qualify for the discount. The University reserves the right to determine in each case the appropriateness of the election.

Fee Appeal

Fee appeals are used to request exceptions to the existing refund policy under extenuating circumstances. The deadline for submitting a fee appeal is 90 days after the end of the semester being appealed. Information and fee appeal forms may be obtained from Cashiers/Student Accounts, 261 Pavilion.

University of Michigan In-State Tuition Classification Guidelines

 

Purpose of the In-State Tuition Guidelines

The University of Michigan enrolls students from 50 states and more than 120 countries. In-State Tuition Classification Guidelines have been developed to ensure that decisions about whether a student pays in-state or out-of-state tuition are fair and equitable and that applicants for admission or enrolled students who believe they are Michigan residents understand they may be required to complete an Application for In-State tuition and provide additional information to document their in-state tuition status.

Students wishing to apply for in-state tuition must complete an application and submit it to the Residency Office, Office of the Registrar, 500 S State St, Ann Arbor MI  48109-1382. Applications and more information may be accessed at:

http://ro.umich.edu/resreg.php

Financial Aid

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303 East Kearsley

277 University Pavilion
(810) 762-3444
Web address: www.umflint.edu/finaid

Director: Lori Vedder
Accountant Associate: Ruth Ann Kegebein
Assistant Directors: Phillip Hang, Mary Horgan, Louanne Snyder

Financial Aid : Kimberly Butka, Sara Cyrus, Susan DeGalan, Kelli Hoppe, Dexter Johnson, Jennifer LaPratt, Sandra McComb, David Strong.

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Campus Liaison: Heather Coulman

The Office of Financial Aid administers federal, state, private and institutional financial aid programs that assist eligible and interested students to afford the quality education offered by the University of Michigan-Flint. The Office of Financial Aid is committed to meeting the financial needs of all students, and to recognizing and supporting merit and achievement.

Eligibility for Financial Aid

The Office of Financial Aid administers federal, state, private and institutional financial aid programs that assist eligible and interested students to afford the quality education offered by the University of Michigan-Flint. The Office of Financial Aid is committed to meeting the financial needs of all students, and to recognizing and supporting merit and achievement.

  • The applicant must be admitted to a degree-granting program.*
  • The applicant must be a U.S. citizen, a U.S. Permanent Resident or other eligible non citizen classification.
  • The applicant must be registered with Selective Service (if required).
  • The applicant must be making satisfactory academic progress.

An applicant in default on any Federal Student Loan (including: Perkins Loan, Direct Loan, PLUS or Graduate PLUS Loan) or who owes a repayment on a Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, or other Federal Grant at any institution is not considered eligible for aid. The applicant must provide proof that the indebtedness and/or default status has been removed before the applicant may be considered for additional assistance. If an applicant owes any type of past debt to the University, then the applicant must resolve the financial obligation to the University.

*Two exceptions to the degree-granting program requirement:

1.     Students who must take certain pre-requisite course work to qualify for admission into a graduate program, may be awarded a Federal Direct Loan for up to 12 consecutive months while completing that preparatory course work. The student must be enrolled at least half-time in approved coursework documented by the program advisor, and must meet the usual federal student financial aid eligibility requirements.

2.     Students enrolled at least half-time in the teacher certification program may potentially be awarded Work-Study, a Federal Direct Loan, or an application can be made by a parent for a PLUS Loan (dependent students only), while enrolled in that program. Please note that students in the teacher certification program are considered undergraduate students and are subject to undergraduate loan limits.

Note: Guest students, dual enrolled students, Early College students, and students who are non-candidates for degree are not eligible to receive aid.

 

Application Procedures and Materials

All applicants must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA collects information on the parents’ and/or student’s income, assets and benefits. These factors are all considered in determining the applicant’s need for aid. No processing fee is required. Students must list the University of Michigan-Flint as a college choice with the Title IV code of 002327.  Allow at least two weeks for the FAFSA to be processed. An Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is calculated by the federal processor and is used to determine the applicant’s eligibility for the Federal Pell Grant and for all other types of aid. Financial aid offers are not automatically renewed. Students who wish to apply for aid must do so each year as soon after October 1 as possible. The priority date to file the FAFSA is December 1 for new freshmen and February 15 for continuing students and new transfers. All students should apply electronically at www.fafsa.gov. Both students and a parent if applicable need to apply for a Federal Student Aid Identification (FSA ID) prior to filing the FASFA. The assigned FSA ID acts an electronic signature for both the student and parent on the FASFA form. Separate FSA ID’s must be obtained in order for the FAFSA to be processed. Due to the nature and funding levels of some federal, state and university funds, students are encouraged to apply by posted deadlines to avoid chances of funds being exhausted.

Student Cost of Attendance (COA)

The standard Cost of Attendance (or budget) used to determine a student’s financial need are constructed in accordance with federal guidelines, including costs for tuition and books, standard room and board allowance, personal and miscellaneous expenses, transportation costs, loan fees, and a dependent care allowance for those applicants with children who require and can document child care expenses for the time in which the student is in class. The COA for an independent student with dependents, including a spouse, reflects the educational costs related only to the student.

How Aid is Awarded

Award amounts are determined by a combination of demonstrated financial need, federal award maximums, and funds available, among other factors. All awards listed on the award screen (on the Student Information System - SIS) are based on estimates of the amount of funds the University will receive, the estimated number of applications, and the anticipated average need of all applicants. Therefore, awards are subject to reduction or cancellation at any time during the academic year. Should any change from the awards you accepted be necessary you will be notified at the earliest possible date.

Over Award

A situation in which the student’s combined resources, including parent and/or student contribution(s) and financial aid, are greater than the Cost of Attendance (COA) is considered an over award. Over awards are not permitted for students receiving federal financial aid and the Office of Financial Aid is required to adjust aid to stay within a student’s COA.

Notification of Award

Students are notified of their financial aid award within two weeks of the time the school receives the results of a valid FAFSA, once awarding begins. Students whose FAFSA is selected for verification by the federal processor will receive an estimated award letter, along with a list of documents needed by the Office of Financial Aid to complete the verification process. The Office of Financial Aid will initiate the review when all required documents have been received. If the amount of the award changes from what was originally estimated, a revised award letter will be sent. Continuing students will receive all award letter notification through their UM-Flint email account. New UM-Flint undergraduate students will receive their first award notice, along with a detailed Financial Aid Guide, through the U.S. Postal System. All other students will receive e-mail notifications alerting them to log into their Student Information System (SIS) to view their awards.

Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy

Federal law establishes that all students must make Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) toward their degree to remain eligible for financial aid. Undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Michigan-Flint must meet the following requirements.

Undergraduate Student

  1. Students may receive financial aid for the first 180 attempted credits as an undergraduate.
    1. Transfer students will be evaluated by adding their transfer credits to their attempted undergraduate credits, allowing them to receive aid for the balance of the 180 credits.
    2. Students seeking a second undergraduate degree or teaching certificate are eligible to receive financial aid for 90 attempted credits.
  2. Students must receive a passing grade in at least 67% of their overall credits in which they attempt on a cumulative basis, including transfer credits.
  3. Students must achieve a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 by the end of their second academic year. GPA standards will be monitored and enforced as described in the Catalog regarding academic policies on academic standing as prescribed by their school or college within the University of Michigan-Flint.

Graduate Student

  1. Students may receive financial aid for the first 59 attempted credits for each degree as a graduate.
    1. Transfer students will be evaluated by adding their transfer credits to their attempted credits, allowing them to receive aid for the balance of the 59 credits.
    2. Students enrolled in programs with significantly higher degree requirements may receive financial aid for 150% of the required credits of each program.
  2. Students must receive a passing grade in at least 67% of their overall credits in which they attempt on a cumulative basis, including transfer credits.
  3. Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale. This standard will be monitored and enforced as described in the Catalog regarding academic policies on academic standing.

Attempted Credits Defined As

Attempted credits include the following, taken at the University of Michigan-Flint:

  • Successfully completed (with passing grades)
  • Non-passing grades (i.e., E, F, I, N, W, *)
  • Repeated classes
  • Dropped credits after the add/drop period
  • Withdraw from a semester on or after the first day of the semester
  • Grades which are changed to a W through the Academic Standards appeal process
  • Transfer credits

Monitoring SAP and Written Notification to Students

  • The Office of Financial Aid will monitor SAP at the end of each semester including Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer.
  • Written notification will be sent to students placed on Financial Aid Warning, Financial Aid Probation, Financial Aid Termination, and Financial Aid Reinstatement if making SAP status.
  • In cases where the academic plan is required, the Office of Financial Aid will monitor academic plans and provide a measurement for each student’s pace based on the duration stated in each plan.

Financial Aid Warning - defined as any student not making SAP standards. Student may receive aid for one semester while on Financial Aid Warning and no appeal is necessary. The following conditions will place a student on Warning Status.

  • Students who have not completed 67% of their overall attempted credits at the end of a semester.
  • Students with an Academic Standing of “Up or Out” due to a deficient GPA of less than a 2.0.
  • Students completing zero or near zero attempted credits during the last semester attended at the University of Michigan-Flint.
  • The Financial Aid Warning period will consist of the next semester the student is enrolled in classes.
  • Students may continue to receive financial aid while on Financial Aid Warning.

Financial Aid Probation - defined as any student not making SAP standards who has appealed this status, and eligibility for aid has been reinstated. Aid may be received for one payment period only. Students may be required to fulfill specific terms such as taking a reduced course load or enrolling in specific courses while on Financial Aid Probation. If a student cannot mathematically achieve SAP standards in one payment period then an academic plan will be required.

Academic Plan - defined as stipulations placed on a student following an appeal that when followed will allow a student to achieve SAP standards in a prescribed amount of time. Eligibility for aid has been reinstated and aid may be awarded as long as all conditions of the plan are met.

Financial Aid Termination - defined as a student who is not making SAP standards and who either fails to appeal their status or has their SAP appeal denied. Aid cannot be received while on this status.

  • Applies to your financial aid eligibility, not to your registration or academic standing.
  • Under the following circumstances, students will be placed on Financial Aid Termination status and will be ineligible to receive future financial aid
    • Students who have not reached the required 67% completion rate by the end of the Financial Aid Warning period.
    • Students reaching the maximum attempted credits, 180 undergraduate or 59 graduate.
    • Second degree and teacher certificate seeking students reaching the maximum attempted credits, 90 undergraduate.
    • Students who fail to raise their GPA to 2.0 while on “Up or Out” for one semester.
    • Students academically dismissed due to poor academic performance as prescribed by their school or college within the University of Michigan-Flint.
    • Students completing zero or near zero attempted credits during the last two semesters attempted at University of Michigan-Flint.

Reinstating Financial Aid Eligibility

  • Students may regain eligibility by successfully achieving an overall completion rate of 67% or through a granted SAP appeal.
  • The status of students who have reached the required 67% completion rate or meet the required GPA will be changed to making SAP at the end of the warning period.

Appealing Termination of Financial Aid Eligibility

  • If special circumstances prevent students from meeting the 67% completion rate and/or graduating within the 180 undergraduate or 59 graduate allowable credits, the termination of eligibility may be appealed to the SAP Campus Liaison.
  • An appeal reviewed by the Liaison does not guarantee reinstatement of financial aid.
  • Appropriate circumstances include
    • serious medical illness or injury to the student
    • death of an immediate family member
    • other special circumstances
  • Appeal forms must be submitted with supporting documentation prior to or during the semester for which funds are needed.
  • Appeal forms submitted for a specific term will not be granted for that term if either of the following occur:
    • appeal form received after a student has stopped attending that term
    • if the student withdraws while waiting for an appeal decision during that term
  • As part of the appeal, the student must include information regarding reasons the student failed to make SAP, and what has changed in the student’s situation that will allow the student to demonstrate SAP at the next evaluation.
  • Students appealing Financial Aid Termination may be requested to submit an Academic Plan that ensures achievement of at least the required 67% completion rate, the minimum required GPA, and/or graduation by a specified time frame.
  • Completion rate of attempted credits specifically taken at the University Michigan-Flint will be considered as part of the appeal review process.
  • Students granted an SAP appeal will be placed on Financial Aid Probation and will be monitored each semester.
  • The length of the Financial Aid Probation period will depend on the specifics of the appeal.
  • Appeal forms are available at www.umflint.edu/finaid/get-form.

Attendance - The Department of Education has defined academic attendance to include academically-related activity such as:

Preparing and submitting an academic assignment;

  • Taking an examination;
  • Engaging in interactive computer-assisted instruction;
  • Participating in on-line discussion about academically related topics.

Merely logging into Blackboard does NOT constitute active participation.

Return of Title IV Funds

When you withdraw from all classes, the Office of Financial Aid must calculate how much aid you are entitled to keep. Per the federal government, students are allowed to keep the financial aid they have “earned” up to the time of withdrawal. Students “earn” financial aid with class participation. The “unearned” amount must be returned to the federal government by the University and/or the student. Students who withdraw before 60% of a semester is completed are entitled to keep a percentage of their award equal to the percentage of the semester they have completed. Students who withdraw after 60% of the semester has been completed are eligible to keep their entire award.

In some cases, students must repay a portion of the aid they have received. Repayment arrangements must be made to remain eligible for aid, and to re-enroll in subsequent semesters. In other cases, a refund may be due the student. If there is a refund of tuition due at the time of withdrawal, this will affect the amount of the repayment or refund. When possible, the Office of Financial Aid will return refunds to Federal Title IV loan programs, reducing the student’s loan indebtedness.

Private, State of Michigan, and University of Michigan funds are not subject to the same pro-ration formula. These funds will be adjusted based on the amount of charges the student owes after the Federal Title IV calculation has been completed.

Students granted a fee appeal are subject to the same rules listed above. Students completing a fee appeal based on non-attendance of all their courses for a given semester will not be entitled to any of their financial aid received. All funds previously received will be removed from a student’s account if a fee appeal is granted for non-attendance. The Department of Education has defined academic attendance to include academically-related activity such as:

  • Preparing and submitting an academic assignment;
  • Taking an examination;
  • Engaging in interactive computer-assisted instruction;
  • Participating in on-line discussion about academically related topics.
  • Merely logging into Blackboard doesn’t constitute active participation unless one of the afore-mentioned activities can be demonstrated.

Students who fail to withdraw from a semester and whose record shows all unsuccessful grades (i.e., N, F, E, I, *) will be subject to a Title IV refund after the semester ends. The calculation will be based on the last date of documented attendance by the University or the 50% point of the semester. Students in this situation will be notified in writing and will have 14 business days to respond.

If a student who began attendance and has not officially withdrawn and does not earn a passing grade in at least one course offered over an entire period, the University of Michigan-Flint must assume, for Title IV purposes, that the student has unofficially withdrawn, unless the institution can document that the student completed the period. A Return of Title IV funds calculation will need to be completed on all students who stopped attending their courses prior to 60 percent of the semester being completed.

Withdrawing from the University

  • All withdrawal steps are handled by the Office of the Registrar. If students withdraw or are asked to withdraw, they should inquire about the impact withdrawing will have on their financial aid. Refer to the Office of the Registrar’s web-site for further details: http://www.umflint.edu/registrar
  • Depending on the withdrawal date, students may be required to repay all or a portion of the aid that was received.
  • Withdrawing from a semester significantly impacts a student’s Satisfactory Academic Progress.

Students may withdraw from the University (i.e., drop all courses) up to and including the last day of classes without petitioning the Academic Standards Committee. A notation to that effect is made on the transcript.

  • During the Fall or Winter Semester a student who withdraws from the standard semester
  1. during the drop/add period is assessed a $50.00 withdrawal fee plus the Registration Fee.
  2. during the third through sixth week of classes is assessed one-half the tuition plus fees.
  3. after the sixth week of classes is assessed full tuition plus fees.
  • During the Spring or Summer, a student who withdraws
  1. during the drop/add period is assessed a $50.00 withdrawal fee plus the Registration Fee.
  2. during the third week of classes is assessed one-half the tuition plus fees.
  3. after the third week of classes is assessed full tuition plus fees.
  4. from a class that extends over both the Spring and Summer Term, is assessed under the guidelines for Fall/Winter
  • Students enrolling in both the Spring and Summer modules who elect to withdraw from Spring must provide in writing to the Office of Financial Aid, their intent to remain in the Summer module course(s). A form will be available to notify the office in writing.
  • Should a student decide to withdraw from all Summer courses while attending the Spring module after the Spring add/drop deadline, no recalculation of Spring aid will be required.
  • A decision to withdraw from the Summer module any time after the Spring module has ended (this includes days between the two modules) will result in a recalculation of Spring and Summer aid and may require that the student repay part or all of the aid already received.
  • Spring Return of Funds calculations may be reversed if the student enrolls in and completes Summer courses.

Repeated Coursework Policy

The following may have an impact on the awarding of federal student aid for repeated coursework. · This federal regulation applies whether or not the student received aid for earlier enrollments in the course. · A student may receive aid when repeating a course for the first time (course was previously failed or passed first time). · A student may receive aid when repeating a course that was previously failed (received an N, E, F); regardless of the number of times the course was attempted and failed. · A student may receive aid to repeat a previously passed course one additional time ONLY. Once a student has completed any course once with a passing grade and received aid for one retake in which a grade is earned (whether pass or fail), he/she is no longer eligible to receive aid for that course, regardless if the course itself requires a higher grade to receive full credit. Passing grades for purposes of this regulation are A, B, C, D, or P.

The following action will occur following the add/drop period of each term:

· If a student retakes a course that is not aid eligible, a recalculation of aid will be done to exclude the credits for the repeated course.

· Not all aid will require adjustment. Students may see the adjustment on their aid offers by viewing awards in SIS.

· Students will receive notification if they are aid applicants and attempt to repeat coursework beyond the limits. Adjustments to financial aid and notification of such will occur following the add/drop period of each term. This may result in the student repaying part of their federal aid. UM-Flint has academic policies regarding courses that may be re-elected for a defined number of attempts. Courses that must be re-elected as a requirement of a major may be covered by financial aid (i.e. music, theater, etc.). Please refer to the UM-Flint Catalog for more information on academic policies.

 

Credit by Examination

Students who take a course in a credit-by-examination format, elect to pay for the course and have it made part of their official transcript are at risk of having their overall financial aid re-evaluated to exclude any credits taken in this manner. Federal regulations stipulate that federal financial aid is awarded to students who are actively participating in on-going educational instruction and credit-by-examination does not meet that definition. A review of students’ financial aid awards will be made after the drop/add period each semester and revised if necessary.

Impact on Student Aid Eligibility for Additional Grant Funds after Add/Drop Period (Census Date)

Federal regulations stipulate that institutions are restricted in calculating a student’s eligibility for Federal Pell Grant and Federal TEACH Grant funds as of the add/drop date (herein after referred to as the Census Date). The Census Date, determined for each semester by the University of Michigan-Flint Office of the Registrar, is the last date by which a student may add courses without petitioning or drop courses with a fee adjustment.

Consequently, Federal Pell Grant, Federal Teach Grant, SEOG, University Grant and Institutional Grant funds must be determined by the number of credits for which a student enrolls and begins attendance as of the Census Date in any given semester. Credit hours added or dropped after the published date will not increase or decrease Federal Pell Grant, Federal TEACH Grant, SEOG, University Grant, or Institutional Grant funds unless a student fails to begin attendance in any of the courses. This philosophy also applies to all other University, Institutional and Federal grant funds.  Refer to the Office of the Registrar’s web-site for published Census Dates for each semester.

Impact on Student Aid Eligibility when a Student Earns all “E’s”, “I’s”, and “N’s”

If a student who began attendance and has not officially withdrawn and does not earn a passing grade in at least one course offered over an entire period, the University of Michigan-Flint must assume, for Title IV purposes, that the student has unofficially withdrawn, unless the institution can document that the student completed the period. A Return of Title IV funds calculation will need to be completed on all students who stopped attending their courses prior to 60 percent of the semester being completed. Faculty include a last date of attendance when reporting failing and non-passing grades. Students, whose last day of attendance cannot be documented, will automatically have the 50 percent point of the semester used to determine any adjustments to their financial aid awards. Your last date of attendance for the previous semester at the UM-Flint is considered your withdrawal date when making adjustments to your account. Refer to the Return of Title IV Funds section or how aid will be adjusted depending on the last date of attendance (withdrawal date).

SOURCES OF FINANCIAL AID

Federal Pell Grant Program: Federal Pell Grants are awarded to degree-seeking undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor’s or professional degree. A Federal Pell Grant, unlike a loan, does not have to be repaid. Eligibility for the Federal Pell Grant is determined by the U.S. Department of Education based on results of the FAFSA. Students do not have to be registered full-time to receive the Federal Pell Grant. The amount of Federal Pell Grant is determined by the maximum set by the U.S. Department of Education, a student’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC Number) and enrollment status. Amounts received will count towards a life-time aggregate limit as established by the U. S. Department of Education.

  1. Grant amounts are dependent on: The student’s expected family contribution (EFC); the cost of attendance (as determined by the institution); the student’s enrollment status (full-time or part-time); and whether the student attends for a full academic year or less.
  2. Students may not receive Federal Pell Grant funds from more than one school at a time.
  3. A lifetime aggregate limit of 12 full-time semester awards (600%) will apply to Federal Pell Grant eligible students regardless of when the student first received a Federal Pell Grant.
  4. Federal regulations state that students who are eligible to graduate with a bachelor’s degree and choose to extend their enrollment without graduating cannot continue to receive the Federal Pell Grant. Students who complete the requirements to earn a degree and continue to take undergraduate courses without accepting the degree (for a second major or minor or second degree), will have their Federal Pell Grant cancelled for any subsequent semesters as they are no longer eligible. Undergraduate students approved to enroll in graduate level course(s) to earn graduate credit will have their Federal Pell Grant re-evaluated and may be reduced to reflect that proper Pell Grant is paid for only those undergraduate course(s) for which a student is eligible.
  5. If it is reported by faculty that an undergraduate Federal Pell Grant eligible student did not begin attendance in class(es), their Pell Grant will be recalculated based on their enrollment and attendance in other courses within the semester. This may cause a reduction in Pell Grant awards.
  6. Federal Pell Grant will be reduced for those undergraduate Pell Grant eligible students who elect to take graduate level course-work that may potentially count toward a graduate degree.

Federal Direct Loan Programs: The following is a brief description of each type of loan, and the eligibility requirements. For all of the loan programs, a student must be enrolled at least half-time to receive any loan funds. Half-time for undergraduate students is a minimum of 6 credit hours; half-time for graduate students is a minimum of 4 graduate credit hours. Graduate students not enrolled in minimum of 4 graduate level credit hours are subject to a review of their loan award which may be reduced or cancelled. Detailed information concerning the loan maximums, completing the promissory note, deferment provisions, and the current interest rate on the loan programs is available at www.studentloans.gov.

Federal Direct Subsidized Loan: If eligible, these loans are offered to undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need. Students do not have to make payments until six months after they graduate or drop below half-time. The amount that a student may borrow is based on his or her grade level and amount of financial need. The annual loan maximums based on the student’s grade level are as follows: Grade 1 - $3500; Grade level 2 - $4500; Grade level 3-5 - $5500. The interest rate is fixed with a cap of 8.25% and is paid by the federal government as long as the student is enrolled at least half time. A loan origination fee will be deducted from the gross amount of Direct Loans yielding a smaller net amount of actual loan funds disbursed. This fee is subject to change. During repayment, there is an allowable interest rate reduction to borrowers whose loans are in repayment and who agree to have payments automatically electronically debited from their bank account.

New undergraduate borrowers who have loans originated beginning July 1, 2013 will be limited in the number of years in which they will be eligible for subsidized loans. When students receive subsidized loans for 150% of the published time of the academic program, the students may not receive any additional subsidized loans and the subsidized loans received from July 1, 2013 lose their subsidy. Special calculations for transfer students and less-than-full-time students will need to be handled on a case-by-case basis.

Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan: A non-need based loan for graduate and undergraduate students. Students do not have to make payments until six months after they graduate or drop below half-time. Interest on the loan accrues while the student is enrolled. The combination of subsidized and unsubsidized loans borrowed may not exceed the student costs and the annual limits of the Federal Direct Loan Program. In addition to the subsidized loan maximums listed above, students considered to be dependent can apply for an additional amount of $2,000 per academic year. Students considered independent can apply for additional amounts through the unsubsidized program as follows: Grade level 1 - $4,000; Grade level 2 - $4,000; Grade level 3-5 - $5,000; Graduate and Doctoral level - $12,500.  The interest rate for undergraduate students is fixed with a cap of 8.25% and is the borrower’s responsibility. The interest rate for graduate students is fixed with a cap of 9.5% and is the borrower’s responsibility.  A loan origination fee will be deducted from the gross amount of Direct Loans yielding a smaller net amount of actual loan funds disbursed. This fee is subject to change. During repayment, there is an allowable interest rate reduction to borrowers whose loans are in repayment and who agree to have payments automatically electronically debited from their bank account.

Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan: A non-need based loan that is available to the parents of dependent students. The parent borrower must have a favorable credit history. The amount that a parent may borrow is based on the student’s educational costs, minus any other financial aid received. The student does not need to apply for other types of need based financial aid, but is encouraged to do so. The interest rate is variable with a cap of 9% and must be paid by the parent. Repayment of the loan begins once the loan is fully disbursed. Note: If a parent is denied a PLUS Loan due to an unfavorable credit decision, the dependent student may be eligible for additional unsubsidized loan based on the higher amounts available to independent students through the Unsubsidized Federal Direct Loan Program listed above. A loan origination fee will be deducted from the gross amount for PLUS Loans yielding a smaller net amount of actual loan funds disbursed. This fee is subject to change. During repayment, there is an allowable interest rate reduction to borrowers who agree to have payments automatically electronically debited from their bank account.

Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan: Loans are non-need based made to graduate or professional students to help pay for education expenses not covered by other financial aid. The borrower must have a favorable credit history. The amount that a student may borrow is based on the student’s educational costs, minus any other financial aid received. Repayment begins six months after enrollment or after a student becomes enrolled less than half-time. Graduate students need to be enrolled in graduate level course-work to remain eligible for graduate level loans, including Graduate PLUS

Preparatory Coursework and Loan Eligibility

A student may apply for a Federal Direct Loan for coursework the school has documented is necessary to enroll in an eligible program. The courses must be part of an eligible program otherwise offered by the school, though the student does not have to be in that program. If enrolled at least half-time in these prerequisite courses, he is eligible for undergraduate level loans for one consecutive 12-month period (not per program) beginning on the first day of the loan period. Graduate students who are satisfying pre-requisites are eligible for undergraduate loan funds for a period of one academic year. The amount of the loan funds will be calculated based on a student meeting minimum 4 credit hours of graduate credit hours, and may be awarded up to their budget for the semester. A graduate student who is enrolling in undergraduate credit hours may have their loans reduced if an overall 4 graduate credit hours of enrollment is not met.

Refer to studentaid.ed.gov for more detailed loan information; interest rates may change July 1 each year.

OTHER FINANCIAL AID PROGRAMS

Federal Perkins Loan: Long-term, low interest loan available to undergraduate students who are enrolled at least half-time. These loans are repayable over an extended period of time after graduation and carry no interest charge while the borrower is enrolled at least half-time. The current interest rate is 5%.  As an undergraduate student, you may be eligible to receive up to $5,500 a year. The total you can borrow as an undergraduate is $27,500.


Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program: Provides grants of up to $4,000 per year to students who intend to teach in a high-need field in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families. As a recipient of a TEACH Grant, you must sign an “Agreement to Serve” committing to teach for at least four academic years within eight calendar years of completing the program of study for which you received a TEACH Grant. Undergraduate students admitted into the Education program or eligible Education Master’s Degree program students are considered for this grant. Failure to meet teaching agreement requirements results in the grant becoming a loan.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG): A federal program that provides grants to undergraduate students with exceptional financial need. Pell Grant recipients are given priority for these funds.

Federal Work-Study Program: Financial assistance through employment on campus or with certain nonprofit off-campus agencies. Student wages are met by a combination of federal and university funds.

Nurse Faculty Loan: Long-term, interest-bearing loan available to graduate students who are enrolled at least half-time who intend to complete requirements for preparation as a future faculty member in a nursing profession. These loans are repayable over an extended period of time after graduation with the ability to have up to 85% of the overall loan amount forgiven over a period of years when the student agrees to teach in a nursing capacity at an approved facility and continues to meet all other eligibility requirements.

Michigan Competitive Scholarships: Awarded by the Michigan Department of Education. The scholarships are based on academic requirements and financial need. Students must initially qualify for the scholarship before enrolling as college freshmen. The scholarship is renewable for a maximum of ten semesters, with renewal based on continued need and satisfactory academic progress. Recipients must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year prior to the State of Michigan deadline of March 1. High school students should consult their counselors for details, preferably early in the junior year. High school graduates wishing additional information should visit: www.michigan.gov/mistudentaid or call 1-888-4-GRANTS.

Tuition Incentive Program (TIP): Although entering freshmen at the University of Michigan-Flint are not eligible to use Phase I of their TIP eligibility, they may qualify to use Phase II at a later date. Phase II will pay tuition and mandatory fees not to exceed $500 per semester up to a maximum of $2,000 for credits earned in a four-year program. To receive Phase II benefits, the student must meet eligibility for Phase I and have either 56 transferable semester credits or an associate’s degree. Students wishing additional information should visit: www.michigan.gov/mistudentaid or call 1-888-4-GRANTS.

Indian Tuition Waiver: A state of Michigan resident (minimum 12 months) North American Indian who is an enrolled member of a U.S. federally recognized tribe, is not less than 25% quantum blood Indian, and is enrolled in a degree-granting program is eligible to receive funding to cover his/her tuition costs (exclusive of fees) at University of Michigan-Flint. Eligible students will receive funding for first bachelor’s degree (exception for second bachelor’s may be granted); first Master’s degree, and first Ph.D.  Applications are available from the Michigan Department of Civil Rights (MDCR) at: http://www.michigan.gov/documents/mdcr/MITWAPPLICATION-CR-602-revised_7-14-10_328137_7.pdf. Blood quantum and tribal membership will be certified by MDCR; Michigan residency will be determined by the University of Michigan-Flint Office of Financial Aid. 

If a student fails to begin attendance in any course or drops/withdraws from any course where PL174 has paid, withdraws (official or unofficial) and/or subject to a R2T4 calculation, funds may be revoked or reduced for the course(s) in which it was determined the student did not begin attendance.  Funds may also be revoked or reduced if there is a reduction in tuition charges. Likewise, a student who has petitioned and has been successfully granted a petition to add a course after the add deadline will have their PL174 funds increased to cover the additional tuition charge for that course.

Police Officer’s and Fire Fighter’s Survivor Tuition Act, Public Act 295 of 1996: Provides for the waiver of tuition at public community and junior colleges and state universities for the surviving spouse and children of Michigan police officers and fire fighters killed in the line of duty.

University/Institutional Grants:  University sponsored grants that provides funds to students with financial need. Students must be enrolled at least half-time. The amount is pro-rated based on full or part-time enrollment and may be reduced or rescinded to stay within the student’s budget if a student is also receiving federal aid.

Emergency Loans: Available for enrolled students having temporary short-term financial problems. These loans are interest free. With documentation of the emergency situation, the loan can usually be granted the day following application; however, in some cases a weekly committee review is required. Repayment is expected in the semester in which the loan is received.

Veteran’s Benefits: Students intending to use their Veteran’s Educational Benefits must certify their enrollment with the Veteran’s Resource Center. Some benefits are considered a resource and may affect the overall need of a student which may result in revised financial aid. Visit www.umflint.edu/studentveterns for more information.

Due to the nature of federal, state, and university guidelines affecting financial aid programs, this information is subject to change.

SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

Several scholarships are available to recognize and support academic excellence, activities, service to the university or community, and student research. Some scholarships are open to a wide spectrum of students, while others have specialized criteria. Questions regarding eligibility, scholarship guidelines, and the application process and deadlines should be directed to the Office of Financial Aid. A full listing and general descriptions may be accessed online at www.umflint.edu/finaid.

College of Arts and Sciences

Barbour, Fleming A. & Marian Scholarship Fund: For full-time students who have completed 60 credit hours, which includes a minimum of 10 credit hours in Chemistry and a minimum of 10 credit hours in Biology. Applicants must have attained a minimum cumulative 3.5 GPA and detailed letter of recommendation from one of their UM-Flint instructors. Scholarship recipients must maintain a minimum 3.5 GPA each semester.

Bartholomew, Melody Department of Music Discretionary Endowment Fund: Funds can be used by the Music Department to cover the department’s greatest need(s) not being met, including such areas as programmatic support; equipment and supply costs; instrument purchase, rental and/or repair; scholarship support to attract and retain promising students; or adjunct faculty support. Expendable funds may accumulate over multiple years if deemed appropriate.

Blecker, Harry H. Scholarship Fund: Designed to provide financial assistance to University of Michigan-Flint graduate and undergraduate students pursuing chemistry as their major with at least junior standing (55 credits or more) and a minimum 3.7 graduate GPA and a 3.0 undergraduate GPA who attend full-time.

Blum, Bonnie Memorial Scholarship: Awarded to junior or senior students with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 and a minimum of 55 completed credit hours. The applicant must show merit and evidence of a strong commitment to music education.

Bolter, Candace Marie Scholarship: For full-time students with declared major in Philosophy. Student must have completed at least 45 credit hours and maintain a minimum 3.5 overall G.P.A. Students must address both academic and career goals in the essay portion of the scholarship application. Scholarship may be renewable if the recipients continue to meet scholarship criteria and reapply each consecutive year. Scholarship awards may be used for tuition, fees, and books. 

Bommarito, Ellen Book Fund: Awarded to full or part-time junior or senior students who have declared a major in English with a Specialization in Writing, a minor in writing, or a minor in Technical Writing. Must have completed at least one course in expository or technical writing at the 200-level or above. Applicant should have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. http://www.umflint.edu/english/facstaff_profiles/bommarito.htm.

Brownell, Chandler B. Piano Scholarship: Awarded to full-time students majoring in piano with at least a 3.0 GPA. Preference is given to residents of Genesee County. Financial need may be considered. Visit the Music Department for consideration and application instructions.

Burd, Margaret Anne-UAW Local 599 Memorial Scholarship: For full-time students enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Education and Human Services, or the School of Health Professions and Studies whose parent or grandparent has been a member in good standing of UAW Local 599 for at least five years (proof of membership is required). Financial need is a consideration. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required. 

Cherry Jr., the John D. Public Service Scholarship: Applicants must have been accepted into the Public Administration undergraduate program or the Master of Public Administration program. Completion of 6 credits is required. One letter of reference from leaders of Community Public Service Organizations will be required.  

Croner, Christopher W. Memorial Scholarship Fund: For students pursuing studies in resource science with a major in physical geography including the study of geology. Students must be enrolled full-time with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Department of Music Instrumental Jazz Scholarship: A scholarship will be awarded to one incoming freshman for the Fall semester of each academic year. Upon fulfillment of the applicable guidelines, this scholarship may be renewable for an additional three consecutive semesters. Application is open to all incoming freshmen, regardless of intended major. Applicants must have a minimum recomputed 2.7 high school GPA. Auditions are required. Visit the Music Department for consideration and application instructions.

Dismond, Dr. and Mrs. University of Michigan - Flint School of Health Professions and Studies Scholarship: Awarded to Genesee Early College (GEC) student graduates who are enrolled full-time in the School of Health Professions and Studies or in the sciences in pursuit of a health related profession. Students must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA or be in the top 10% of the graduating class with a minimum ACT score of 20. Applicants must have demonstrated commitment to community service. Scholarship awards may be renewable up to two years provided that the student continues to meet scholarship criteria and reapplies each consecutive year.

Ebmeyer, Garrett E. Trumpet Scholarship: Awarded to a music education trumpet student. The award is based on performance and musical ability. Visit the Music Department for consideration and application instructions.

Economics Scholarship Fund: For economics majors with a 3.5 GPA or better, and who have completed at least 12 credit hours of Economics classes at the University of Michigan-Flint.

Evans, Janet Kay Memorial Scholarship Fund: For full-time music students who demonstrate academic accomplishment and musical ability. A minimum 3.0 GPA and participation in a performance group are required. Financial need is considered. Visit the Music Department for consideration and application instructions.

[The] Fesmire, Chieko String Instrument Scholarship: Applicants must be full-time undergraduate “applied music” student pursuing an interest in string music with preference given to students studying violin. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicants are required to audition with the Music Department. Visit the Music Department for consideration and application instructions.

[The] Flint Journal Scholarship Fund: Applicants must have a declared major in communication. Must have a minimum 3.0 overall GPA. Preference given to UM-Flint Michigan Times editorial staff including but not limited to reporters, photographers and editors

Flint Rock and Gem Club Scholarship: For juniors or seniors with a declared major in Geology or one of the Earth Science fields, or Education majors seeking certification as Earth Science teachers. Financial need is a consideration.

Founding Faculty/Friends of Music Scholarship Endowment: Provides funds to assist currently enrolled full-time students pursuing music education at the University of Michigan-Flint. Students must have a 3.0 cumulative grade point average. First semester freshmen must have a re-computed GPA of 3.0. The level of musical performance may be taken in consideration in awarding this scholarship. An audition may be required. Visit the Music Department for consideration and application instructions.

Freedman, Eric G. PhD. Psychology Research Scholarship Fund:  Applicants must be enrolled full-time or part-time with 55 or more credits completed (junior-standing or higher) and have a declared major of psychology.  Priority will be given to students planning experimental research design projects of theoretical importance, conducted in a laboratory with the potential for publication in a peer reviewed journal.  Applicants must submit a completed application to the selection committee along with a letter of support from a faculty member of the Psychology Department.

Freeman, Emmalyn Ellis Master of Science in Biology Scholarship: Applicants must be fully admitted into the Master of Science in Biology Program with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3. as a UM-Flint graduate student. Applicants must have completed at least two graduate level courses in Biology at UM-Flint, including at least one core course (BIO 501, 502 or 503). Priority will be given to students who are nearing completion of the MS in Biology Program.

Freeman, Ralph M. and Emmalyn E. Art Scholarship: For Art majors with a minimum 3.5 GPA. Applicants must have demonstrated a behavioral commitment to the arts, and participated in programs and activities that promote the arts.

Freeman, Ralph M. and Emmalyn E. Chemistry Scholarship: Applicants must be majoring in chemistry at University of Michigan-Flint, with a minimum 3.5 GPA.

Freeman, Ralph M. and Emmalyn E. Computer Science, Engineering, and Physics Scholarship: For juniors, seniors or graduate students majoring in Computer Science, Engineering, or Physics with a minimum 3.2 GPA.

Freeman, Ralph M. and Emmalyn E. Foreign Languages Scholarship: For Foreign Language majors with a 3.5 minimum GPA. Applicant must have completed one 300 level foreign language course at UM-Flint.

Freeman, Ralph M. and Emmalyn E. High School Programming Contest Scholarship: Awards will be made to designated High School Programming Contest scholarship recipients who attend University of Michigan-Flint, following graduation from high school.

Freeman, Ralph M. and Emmalyn E. Mathematics Scholarship: For Juniors and Seniors with a minimum 3.5 GPA. Must have completed at least 12 credit hours at UM-Flint. Completion of multivariate calculus and the introductory proof course are required.


Freeman, Ralph M. and Emmalyn E. Philosophy Scholarship: For Philosophy majors with a minimum 3.25 GPA or for entering freshmen, a high school GPA of 3.5.


Freeman, Ralph M. and Emmalyn E. Psychology Scholarship: For Psychology majors with a minimum 3.5 GPA.


Freeman, Ralph M. and Emmalyn E. Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice Scholarship: This scholarship is intended to support Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice majors at junior status (55 credits or more) with a minimum 3.2 GPA.


Freeman, Ralph M. and Emmalyn E. Theatre Scholarship: Applicants must be full-time theatre majors with a minimum GPA of 3.2. Visit the Theatre Department for consideration and application instructions.

Freeman, Ralph M. and Emmalyn E. Writing Specialization Scholarship: For full-time sophomore, junior or senior English majors with a specialization in writing or technical writing with a minimum 3.2 GPA.

Freeman, Ralph M. and Emmalyn E. Master of Public Administration Scholarship: Applicants must have received full admission into the Master of Public Administration Programs and have completed 12 graduate hours with a GPA of 3.3.  Letters of reference required from two faculty members, at least one from a graduate program faculty member.

French, David Memorial Scholarship: The scholarship is available to UM-Flint students majoring in Political Science. Applicants must have completed 25 credit hours with a cumulative 3.0 GPA.

Friedman, Leon M.D. Scholarship: For health science majors with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Applicant must be a graduate of Carmen Ainsworth High School.

Garfield, Jeffrey F. Scholarship Fund: For entering or continuing University of Michigan-Flint students with a declared major in Theatre or Music. Talented applicants must have a recomputed 3.25 GPA if entering as freshmen or a minimum 3.00 grade point average as continuing or transfer students. Financial need will be a consideration. Scholarship is renewable, but recipient must submit a new application. Visit the Music or Theatre Department for consideration and application instructions.

Geniesse Sr., Eugene W. Science Scholarship: For full-time undergraduate science majors who have completed at least 55 credit hours with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Awards are based on academic achievement and financial need.

Gilder, Richard American History Scholarship: This scholarship was established by the Rachor Family Foundation, Ltd. Intended for a student who demonstrates a strong commitment to the study of American History who wishes to pursue the Teacher’s Certification Program in History. Applicants must have a minimum overall 2.75 GPA with a minimum 3.25 GPA in history courses. Preference given to residents of Genesee, Lapeer or Shiawassee Counties.

Gilder, Richard Merit Scholarship Fund: This scholarship was established by the Rachor Family Foundation, Ltd., and is intended for juniors and seniors majoring in history. Applicants must have a minimum 3.4 GPA, a minimum 3.5 GPA in history courses and must complete History 220 and 221 by the time they apply for the scholarship. In addition the applicant must have completed or be enrolled in at least three U.S. History courses with two of them at the 300 level or above. Preference will be given to students whose coursework indicates an emphasis on American History and whose career goals include pursuing a profession that focuses on American History.

Gilder, Richard Scholarship Fund: This scholarship was established by the Rachor Family Foundation, Ltd. For history majors with a minimum of 60 credit hours and 3.0 GPA. Preference is given to students whose coursework indicate an emphasis of American History and whose career goals include pursuing a profession that focuses on American History (teaching, archiving, museum work, etc.).

Gillespie, Carolyn M. Fund for Theatre and Dance:  The fund is intended to be used by the Department of Theatre and Dance for initiatives for which other monies are not routinely available, such as the hiring of guest artists, support of special projects or programming, participation in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, international initiatives, and travel for staff adjunct faculty.  The fund may also be used for student scholarships.

Goodstein, Hanna & Peter Endowed Scholarship: Applicants must be fully admitted into the Master of  Public Administration Program with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.7 as a UM-Flint graduate student or for enter students a 3.0 undergraduate GPA. Students must demonstrate financial need.


Harris, Richard S. Scholarship Fund: This scholarship was established by the Rachor Family Foundation, Ltd. and is intended for Political Science or English majors who have expressed intent to enter the legal profession. Applicant must have completed a minimum of 60 credit hours. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or 3.4 GPA in the major. Applicant must also have completed at least 3 Political Science or English courses within their major.

Helser, Susan G. Computer Science Scholarship Fund: Applicants must be admitted as a graduate student pursuing a degree in Computer Science. Initial applicants taken for students having a computer science major with a minor (or second major) in math, who have completed (or are enrolled in at time of application) CSC 392 or CSC or CIS classes 400 level & above. Applicant must have a minimum 2.75 overall undergraduate GPA and a 3.0 in computer science and math courses. Student must submit a programming portfolio, including project artifacts, reports, and/or demonstrations. A cumulative 3.7 graduate GPA is necessary to remain eligible. Visit the Computer Science Department for consideration and application instructions.

Hopkins, Ada L. Scholarship Fund: Applicants must be music majors and have attained at least junior level class status (55 credits or more). The applicant must have earned a minimum GPA of 3.0. Also must demonstrate a record of leadership and initiative in the ensemble appropriate to the student’s instrument or voice. Applicant must participate in the traditional service venues for the music department. Visit the Music Department for consideration and application instructions.

Karnes, Monica Memorial Scholarship Fund: Established by Monica Karnes’ family and Phi Sigma Iota, Rho Rho Chapter, to provide financial assistance to currently enrolled full- or part-time students. Students should have a minimum 3.0 GPA and must have completed at least one 300-level foreign language course at the University of Michigan-Flint. Selection is based on demonstrated commitment to foreign language study.

Keller, David R. Book Fund: This fund was established to assist students in purchasing textbooks for their education at University of Michigan-Flint. Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students majoring in Political Science.

Kelly, Kay Sampson Scholarship: Applicants must be full-time students, at least 25 years of age, and applicants must be enrolled in the Theatre program. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA or, for entering freshman, a high school GPA of 3.25. Paper applications taken for Winter award only each fall with a mid-November deadline.

Kildee, Dale Edward Education Scholarship: Awarded to part time or full time undergraduate or graduate students currently admitted in Education degree programs. Preference given to students studying early childhood education and secondary education. Eligible applicants must be in good academic standing. Scholarship is renewable however students must reapply and continue to meet the scholarship guidelines. 

Landon, Stephen. Memorial Scholarship: Established by family and friends for students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Theatre Design & Technology. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required or as an entering freshman, a 3.25 GPA. Selection is based on auditions and financial need. Visit the Theatre Department for consideration and application instructions.

The Lotfi Family Scholarship Fund: Preference given to full or part time students pursing a Bachelors in Science in Environmental Chemistry or Environmental Science and Planning. Students must have a minimum of 3.0 GPA. Financial need is a consideration.

Larmor, Douglas E. Memorial Scholarship: Established by friends in conjunction with the Flint Federation of Musicians-Local 542 for full-time students who are instrumental music majors. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required. Selection is based on auditions and financial need. Visit the Music Department for consideration and application instructions.

Marston, The Wilfred G Marston Civic Engagement Award - Intended for Sociology/Anthropology/Criminal Justice majors with who exemplify Marston’s spirit and who undertake a civic engagement project with sociologically relevant research component that focuses on the improvement of Flint. Visit the Sociology/Anthropology/Criminal Justice Department for consideration and application instructions.

McDonald, Brian Scholarship Fund: For Theatre majors with a minimum 3.25 GPA for freshmen and a 3.0 GPA for currently enrolled students. Financial need is a consideration. Visit the Theatre Department for consideration and application instructions.

McKinnon, Zelpha E. Science Scholarship: Available to biology and chemistry majors who have completed at least 55 credit hours of course work, including organic chemistry. Applicants must be current residents of Genesee, Lapeer, or Shiawassee counties and have a minimum 3.5 GPA.

Morgan, Carl and Sarah Theatre Scholarship: Provides scholarship assistance to talented students majoring in theatre. Awarded yearly to full-time students who have maintained a minimum 2.75 GPA and who make significant contributions to the Theatre Department’s programs. Fulfillment of a community service project is also a requirement. Contact the Theatre Department for additional information. Visit the Theatre Department for consideration and application instructions.

Music Department Scholarships: For students with a minimum 3.0 GPA who have received no grade in applied music lower than a “B” and who participate in a large performance group appropriate to their major instrument. Students must demonstrate continued commitment to their studies and the University.

Music Department Stipends: May be offered to students who are active and supportive members of ensembles in the department. Students must prepare their individual parts to the best of their ability and must attend all rehearsals and concerts outlined by the conductor. Visit the Music Department for consideration and application instructions. Visit the Music Department for consideration and application instructions.

Physics/Engineering Science Emergency Fund: This scholarship is developed for students experiencing a documented emergency which has jeopardized the ability to remain in school. Applicants must be undergraduate students majoring in Physics or Engineering Science, as well as attending either full-time or part-time. Applicants must also have a minimum GPA of 2.7. Visit the Physics/Engineering Department for consideration and application instructions.|

Piper, Joyce R. Endowed Memorial Piano Scholarship: Applicants must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA, and participate in a UM-Flint Music Department audition. One scholarship will be awarded each academic year. Scholarships may be renewed; however, scholarship recipients must reapply. Visit the Music Department for consideration and application instructions.

Radhabai, G. and A. V. Rajagopal Scholarship: For students who have a minimum 3.0 adjusted GPA and are enrolled for at least 6 credit hours. Applicants must have completed 55 credit hours. Selection is based on outstanding academic achievement and participation in school and/or community service activities. Preference will be given to students majoring in Computer Science or Computer Information Systems.

Rose, Boys DeGraff Endowed Physics Scholarship: Awarded to full-time or part-time undergraduate students who have a declared major in physics.  Applicants must have a minimum 2.7 grade point average.  Freshmen Physics students must have an entering 3.0 high school grade appoint average.  Scholarship awards will be applied directly to the recipient’s student account and may be renewed provided that the student continues to meet scholarship criteria and reapplies each consecutive year. 

Russell, C. Scott Scholarship: Awarded to students who have completed 1-3 credits of basic writing during the academic year in which application is submitted. Student must demonstrate significant writing progress, as outlined in a cover letter; recommendation from a Writing Center tutor is required.


Stockton, Colonel T.B.W. Scholarship: Applicants must be a junior undergraduate student with a declared major in history or be graduate students enrolled in the Master of Liberal Studies in American Culture. Financial need is a consideration in awarding the scholarship.

Sucic, Holly Endowed Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship is open to students who are interested in pursuing a career in Biomedical Research. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.50 and completed at least 85 credit hours. Financial need is not a consideration. Preference may be given to students who are either Molecular Biology or Biochemistry majors, as these programs are extremely well-suited for students interested in biomedical research. Preference will be given to students who have undergraduate research experience and who have presented and/or published their research. This scholarship will be awarded in the student’s senior year.

Terrill, John and Lora Dorland Biological Sciences Scholarship Fund: Applicants should be either full-time or part-time Biology or Earth and Resource Science TCP students who plan to have a career in the sciences. Financial need should be demonstrated. Pre-med students are not eligible to apply.

Theatre Department Scholarship: Offered to new and continuing theatre majors based on satisfactory progress in both theatre activities and general university studies. Visit the Theatre Department for consideration and application instructions.

Thompson, Virginia Hoover International Travel Scholarship: Designated to assist students enrolled in the College of Arts & Science at UM-Flint. Designated for students participating in approved study abroad courses sponsored and led by the University of Michigan-Flint faculty and approved by the Study Abroad Advisory Committee. Applicants must be full-time students who have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours, and attained a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicants must submit a personal statement/essay in which they outline their career goals and aspirations. This scholarship is based on scholastic merit, and not on financial need. Apply through the International Center; applications taken December/January each year.

Trela, A.J. Honors Scholar Program Scholarship: This scholarship is meant to provide support to students who are enrolled in the programs offered by the College of Arts and Science. Students should be part-time or full-time students enrolled in the Honors Scholar Program. Must have a 3.5 GPA.

Trela, Ruby Honors Program Scholarship: This scholarship is meant to provide support to students who are enrolled in the programs offered by the College of Arts and Science. Preference may be given to students enrolled in disciplines in the humanities. Students should be part-time or full-time students enrolled in the Honors Scholar Program. Must have a 3.5 GPA.

University of Michigan-Flint Shakespeare Club of Flint Scholarship: Designed for students who have an established interest in Shakespearian studies. Applicants must be full-time undergraduate or graduate students with a major or minor in Theatre or English. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA (undergraduate or graduate) or 3.25 GPA as entering freshman.

West, Kenneth B. Scholarship: For juniors or seniors who are majoring in History at UM-Flint with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

White, Barbara Davis Memorial Scholarship Fund: For full-time juniors or seniors (completion of 55 credits or more) majoring in mathematics or science who intend to make a career in those fields, and who have at least a 3.0 GPA. Selection is based on financial need and academic achievement.

White, Elizabeth L. Scholarship Fund: Established to provide financial assistance for undergraduate students pursuing degrees in Communications and English at the University of Michigan-Flint. Applicants must be entering freshman who have a minimum high school GPA of 3.6 and have distinguished themselves through exceptional academic achievements. Students must meet satisfactory academic progress standards.

Wyant, Donald Loren Music Scholarship: Eligible applicants will have a minimum cumulative 2.5 grade point average.  Preference will be given to music students studying jazz and/or jazz piano.  Applicants must be currently enrolled, full-time, at the University of Michigan-Flint.  The scholarship award is to be used solely for tuition, fees and books.  Awards may be renewable if recipients continue to meet eligibility criteria and reapply.
Wyatt, Incentive Scholarship: Established to provide financial assistance to students with a declared major in history. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA from high school/transfer institution and have completed at least 12 credits in history in the first year of the scholarship. For extension to the second year, applicants must have completed 12 credits in history at UM-Flint with an overall 2.75 GPA or higher and a 3.0 GPA in history courses at UM-Flint.

Wyatt, Incentive Scholarship: Established to provide financial assistance to students with a declared major in history. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA from high school/transfer institution and have completed at least 12 credits in history in the first year of the scholarship. For extension to the second year, applicants must have completed 12 credits in history at UM-Flint with an overall 2.75 GPA or higher and a 3.0 GPA in history courses at UM-Flint.

Wyatt, Merit Scholarship: Established to provide financial assistance to students with a declared major in history as a full-time student. Applicants must have a minimum 55 credit hours, out of which 15 credit hours must be history courses taken at the UM-Flint. Applicants must have a minimum of 3.1 GPA with minimum of 3.3 GPA in history courses. For an extension to a second year, the applicant must be a declared history major attending UM-Flint as a full-time student with a 3.1 GPA overall and a 3.3 GPA in history courses.

Wyatt, Internship Scholarship: Established to provide financial assistance to students with a declared major in history. Applicants must be enrolled in an internship class.

Younes, Mohsen A. and Carol M. Environmental Science and Planning Scholarship: Established to provide financial assistance to students with a declared major in Earth & Resource Science major; who graduated from high school in the Flint Community School District, Beecher Community School District, or Westwood Heights School District. Students must have an overall 3.0 GPA; freshmen students must have a minimum 3.0 overall high school GPA. Applicants must demonstrate volunteer participation in school and/or community service activities.

Zick, David G. Scholarship: Open to both part time and full time undergraduate physic & engineering science students. Applicants must have at least a 2.7 GPA (freshman physics and engineering science students must have an entering 2.7 high school GPA).
University of Michigan-Flint Matthew Hilton-Watson Study Abroad Scholarship: Applicants must be enrolled at the UM-Flint as undergraduate or graduate students and in good academic standing. Preference will be given for study of a different culture than the student’s own and funds may be used for several research oriented experiences. Contact the International Center for application and deadlines.

University of Michigan-Flint Shakespeare Club of Flint Scholarship: Established for students who have an interest in Shakespearian studies. Applicants must be full-time undergraduate or graduate students with a major or minor in Theatre or English. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA (undergraduate) or 3.0 GPA (graduate) or entering freshman with a GPA of 3.25.

School of Education and Human Services

Bader, Donna D. Social Work Scholarship: Applicants can be full-time or part-time students enrolled in Social Work and who have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA. Preference will be given to returning students working on their first degree. Applicant must submit an essay (1,000 word limit) with their scholarship application describing their reason for choosing Social Work as a vocation.

Bigelow, Lucille Social Work Scholarship Fund: Designed to provide financial assistance to University of Michigan-Flint students pursuing social work major. Intended for full or part-time UM-Flint students who have had to postpone their college education for a minimum three-year period. Preference given to students in their late twenties or early thirties, are single parents, and/or married students with children. Recipients must maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA and demonstrate financial need.

Blakely, Everett J. Social Work Scholarship: This scholarship is intended for full time and part time students enrolled in the Bachelors of Social Work program. Applicants must have a minimum 2.8 GPA. Financial need is a consideration.

Bray, Everett L. and Viola E. Scholarship: For residents of the state of Michigan attending the University of Michigan-Flint who are in good standing in their junior, senior or graduate years and who intend to teach upon completion of their education. A completion of 55 credit hours is required. Financial need may be a consideration in making the awards.

Burd, Margaret Anne-UAW Local 599 Memorial Scholarship: For full-time students enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Education and Human Services, or the School of Health Professions and Studies whose parent or grandparent has been a member in good standing of UAW Local 599 for at least five years (proof of membership is required). Financial need is a consideration. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required.
Burnham, James H. and Sara Memorial Scholarship: For junior or senior students in good standing whose circumstances demonstrate financial need. Preference given to students concentrating in engineering, science, nursing, or education. Full or part-time students may apply. Completion of 55 credit hours is required. Preference given to a married student.

Carl, Kathryn Education Scholarship: For students who are pursuing degrees in education. Applicants must be residents of the city of Flint or have graduated from a high school in Genesee County. Students must be enrolled full-time with a declared major in education, have at least a 3.0 GPA. Financial need will be considered.

Cooper, Mary A. Book Award: This award was established in memory of Professor Mary Alice Cooper, a founding member of the Education Department at UM-Flint. It provides a maximum of $100 each semester for the purchase of books providing that funding exists. Applicants must be admitted to a UM-Flint education program and must demonstrate financial need.
Duesberry, Caroline Maxine Scholarship: For full-time students enrolled in the University of Michigan-Flint Teacher Education Program with a minimum 3.00 GPA. Applicants must submit proof of acceptance to the Teacher Education Program.

Detroit Teacher Project Emergency Fund: Eligible students must be currently enrolled in the Detroit Teacher Project. Applicants must be in good academic standing. For the application and additional information please contact the Education Department.

Duesberry, Caroline Maxine Scholarship: For full-time students enrolled in the University of Michigan-Flint Teacher Education Program with a minimum 3.00 GPA. Applicants must submit proof of acceptance to the Teacher Education Program.

Freeman, Ralph M. and Emmalyn E. Education and Human Services Scholarship: For juniors and seniors admitted to the School of Education and Human Services with a minimum 3.5 GPA.

Freeman, Ralph M. and Emmalyn E. Master of Arts in Education Scholarship: Applicants must have successfully completed 18 graduate credit hours in the Master of Arts Education Program and a minimum 3.7 GPA on a 4.0 point scale. A letter is required with application addressing career goals and commitment to excellence in teaching.

Freeman, Ralph M. and Emmalyn E. Social Work Scholarship: For juniors majoring in Social Work with a minimum 3.5 GPA.

Gay, Genevieve A. Scholarship: Preference is given to students who are enrolled in the teacher education program with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and at least junior standing (55 credit hours or more). Students must be a graduate of a high school in Genesee County and preference is given to students in need of financial aid. Also, students who have had a delay in completing their education and who are highly motivated to complete their degree requirements are preferred.

Gilder, Richard American History Scholarship: This scholarship was established by the Rachor Family Foundation, Ltd. Intended for a student who demonstrates a strong commitment to the study of American History who wishes to pursue the Teacher’s Certification Program in History. Applicants must have a minimum overall 2.75 GPA with a minimum 3.25 GPA in history courses. Preference given to residents of Genesee, Lapeer or Shiawassee Counties.

Gwiazdowski, Edward F. Scholarship: Awarded to full-time education major with at least a 3.3 GPA on a 4.0 scale who will begin student teaching in the upcoming academic year. Applicants must show merit and evidence of a strong commitment to education. Applications taken through the School of Education and Human Services.

Maynard, Olivia P.,  Social Work Training Fund: For full time undergraduate students enrolled in the University of Michigan Flint Bachelor of Social Work program. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Financial need is a consideration. Awards will provide financial support for travel related to the annual Michigan LEAD Day Conference.

Maynard, Olivia P. and S. Olof Karlstrom Scholarship Fund: For students enrolled full-time in the University of Michigan-Flint Bachelor of Social Work program. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA. Financial need is a consideration with preference given to students who are only eligible to receive Federal student loans as determined by the FAFSA.


Nagaraju, Dr. Marigowda & Renuka School of Education and Human Services Scholarship for Social Work and Peace Studies: Applicants should be part-time or full-time students currently enrolled in the Social Work degree program or Peace Studies degree program. Applicants must have a minimum 3.3 overall GPA. Volunteer service and/or job experience in the field of Social Work within communities will be requested within the application.
School of Education and Human Services Alumni Scholarship for Education: Applicants must be part-time or full-time undergraduate students currently enrolled in Education degree programs. Applicants must be in good academic standing.

School of Education and Human Services Alumni Scholarship for Education: Applicants must be part-time or full-time undergraduate students currently enrolled in Education degree programs. Applicants must be in good academic standing.  


School of Education and Human Services Alumni Scholarship for Social Work: Applicants must be part-time or full-time undergraduate students currently enrolled in Social Work degree programs with a GPA of 3.3. Students need to demonstrate community service within the field of social work.

Pullum, Vivian Juanita Social Work Student Emergency: This scholarship fund was developed for senior level students majoring in Social Work with a minimum 2.8 GPA. Applications must be submitted in writing to the Vivian Juanita Pullum Student Emergency Fund selection committee. Please contact the Social Work Department for more information.

Sevillian, Clarence and Arteka Scholarship for Elementary Education Students: Scholarship is intended for full-time and part-time undergraduate students fully admitted in the Elementary Education Program with preference given to students who are currently enrolled or have completed the elementary internship course (EDE 460); or elementary educators enrolled in the Masters in Literacy Education Program.  Preference will be given to students who have dependent children or who are in jeopardy of not completing the program due to financial burdens/exhausted financial aid.  First preference will be given to applicants who are high school graduates of the following community school districts: Flint, Beecher, Westwood Heights, and Carman-Ainsworth.

Wright, Marian E. Scholarship for Elementary Education Students: Scholarship is intended for full-time and part-time students who have been fully admitted in to the University of Michigan-Flint Elementary Education Program.  Applicants must be in good academic standing and financial need is required.


Wright-Kendall, Norma J. Scholarship for Elementary Education: Applicants should have a declared major in Elementary Education and also must be in good academic standing. Should be at least junior standing. Preference will be given to applicants residing in Genesee County. Preference will also be given to applicants who are graduates of Flint Community School, especially Northern High School. Financial need will be a consideration as well as if the applicant contributes to the educational diversity of the UM-Flint campus.

School of Health Professions and Studies

Brown, Diane CRNA Scholarship: This scholarship was established by the Rachor Family Foundation, Ltd. This merit-based scholarship is created to assist qualified individuals with the cost of tuition, and to help promote the profession of Nurse Anesthesia. Scholarship recipients must be second year program students. Scholarship recipients must maintain a “pass” grade in their clinical practicum. Applicants must have completed at least 12 credit hours. Scholarship recipients must have participated in professional health care organizations and/or community activities.

Burd, Margaret Anne-UAW Local 599 Memorial Scholarship: For full-time students enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Education and Human Services, or the School of Health Professions and Studies whose parent or grandparent has been a member in good standing of UAW Local 599 for at least five years (proof of membership is required). Financial need is a consideration. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required.

Burnham, James H. and Sara Memorial Scholarship: For junior or senior students in good standing whose circumstances demonstrate financial need. Preference given to students concentrating in engineering, science, nursing, or education. Full or part-time students may apply. Preference given to a married student per donor’s wishes.

Cebulski, Paulette Kondela Physical Therapy Scholarship Fund: Applicants can be full-time or part-time students enrolled in the Physical Therapy program. Applicants must be in good academic standing, have completed at least two semesters at the time of the award. Applicants must demonstrate professional behaviors, known in the department as generic abilities and professionalism, as determined by the Physical Therapy Department Scholarship and Awards Committee and the Physical Therapy faculty. Applicants must demonstrate financial need. Applicants must outline their academic and professional goals in the essay portion of the scholarship application. Students apply through the electronic on-line scholarship application each year by June 1.


Dalman, Andrew & Lillian Physical Therapy Scholarship Fund: Designed for full or part-time graduate students enrolled in the Physical Therapy program who have completed at least two semesters with good academic standing status. Applicants must outline their academic and professional goals in the essay portion of the scholarship application and demonstrate financial need by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and address their need for financial assistance within the scope of the scholarship essay. Students apply through the electronic on-line scholarship application each year by June 1.

Dismond, Dr. and Mrs. University of Michigan - Flint School of Health Professions and Studies Scholarship: Awarded to Genesee Early College (GEC) student graduates who are enrolled full-time in the School of Health Professions and Studies or in the sciences in pursuit of a health related profession. Students must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA or be in the top 10% of the graduating class with a minimum ACT score of 20. Applicants must have demonstrated commitment to community service. Scholarship awards may be renewable up to two years provided that the student continues to meet scholarship criteria and reapplies each consecutive year.
Farrehi, Cyrus M.D. Scholarship: This scholarship was established by the Rachor Family Foundation, Ltd. For pre-medicine majors planning to pursue a career in health sciences. A minimum 3.7 GPA is required.

Freeman, Emmalyn Ellis Nurse Practitioner Scholarship: Applicant must be enrolled as a graduate student at UM-Flint Nurse Practitioner Program who has completed a minimum of 11 credit hours. A minimum GPA of 3.7 is required.

Freeman, Ralph M. and Emmalyn E. Physical Therapy Scholarship: For Physical Therapy majors, full or part time, with minimum 3.3 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Students apply through the electronic on-line scholarship application each year by June 1.

Friedman, Leon M.D. Scholarship: This scholarship was established by the Rachor Family Foundation, Ltd. For health science majors with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Applicant must be a graduate of Carman Ainsworth High School.

Fry Physical Therapy Scholarship: Designed to provide DPT Year 1 students with assistance. Applicants must demonstrate financial need via the FAFSA and a statement that addresses how they qualify as a disadvantaged student, e.g., students who are first generation college students; or students who are graduate of disadvantaged high school defined as a high school that has low ACT/SAT scores, or low number of high school graduates, or lower per capita funding, or >50% of students eligible for free/reduced lunch; or students/family who are receiving public assistance; and/or students/family living in a health profession shortage area in Michigan (Detroit, Pontiac, Flint, Saginaw and all of Michigan’s upper peninsula). Graduates of a high school in Genesee County will be given preference. Visit the Physical Therapy Department to apply.


Kimbrough, Clarence B. II Memorial Scholarship Fund: Applicants must be an undergraduate student currently pursuing a degree in the School of Health Professions and Studies. Applicant must have minimum 25 credit hours completed at the time of award. Applicant also must have a minimum cumulative GPA. of 3.5 overall.

LaFontaine, Wendy Frost Memorial Scholarship in Physical Therapy: Applicant must be enrolled in their final year of the professional DPT degree program. Applicant must be a resident of the state of Michigan, and must show a desire to practice in the state of Michigan. Applicant must be assigned to any Genesys Health System during Clinical Education VI. Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the DPT degree program. Refer to Physical Therapy Department to apply.

Morrissey M.D., Vaughn and Leona Morrissey R.N. Scholarship: This scholarship is intended for students who will pursue a career in the health sciences. Consideration of this award is based upon financial need. Applicants must be either undergraduate or graduate students. Applicants must be students in good standings with the University and must provide at least one letter of recommendation supporting the student’s strong desire to pursue a career in the health sciences. The ideal candidate will come from a background in which a University education is not a family tradition, but it has become the goal of the applicant. More importantly this individual sees a career in the health sciences as not only providing a challenging lifetime career for themselves, but also a career in which they make valuable contribution to all members of the community.

Murdock, Jane Eileen Memorial Scholarship: Applicants must be enrolled as full time students in the physical therapy professional preparation program at UM-Flint. Also need to be a student member of the American Physical Therapy Association. Minimum academic standards of the UM-Flint Physical Therapy Department must be met. Applicants must also have demonstrated service to the profession through participation with APTA or MPTA. Students apply through the university’s scholarship on-line application process by June 1 each year.

Pane, Gregg A., M.D. Family Master of Public Health Scholarship: Applicants must have been accepted into the Master of Public Health program. Completion of 12 credits is required, with a minimum 3.5 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale. One letter of reference from a faculty member of the Public Health program is required.

Pemberton, Charles and Larue Health Care Program Scholarship: To assist students pursuing a degree in the Health Care Program at the University of Michigan-Flint who have returned to college after their education has been postponed or interrupted by a period of at least 30 months. Applicants must have completed at least 55 credit hours, have a minimum 2.8 cumulative GPA, and have completed at least six credit hours at the University of Michigan-Flint. Financial need may be a consideration.
Pemberton, Charles and Larue Nursing Scholarship: For full-or part-time nursing students. RN applicants must be accepted into UM-Flint’s BSN program. UM-Flint/Hurley Medical Center BSN candidates must have completed one semester of nursing clinical with a minimum 2.8 GPA.

Polzin, Virginia K. CRNA Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship was established by the Rachor Family Foundation, Ltd. This merit-based scholarship is created to assist qualified individuals with the cost of tuition, and to help promote the profession of Nurse Anesthesia. Scholarship recipients must be second year program students. Scholarship recipients must maintain a “pass” grade in their clinical practicum. Scholarship recipients must have participated in professional health care organizations and/or community activities.

Potter, David Physical Therapy Scholarship: Applicants must be enrolled in the physical therapy program as a second career choice. Good academic standing must be met as well as a summary of community service and academic and professional goals. Students apply through the university’s scholarship on-line application process by June 1 each year.

Ross Jr., Coleman J. and Lois R. Ross Scholarship: For students in the final year of the professional preparation program in physical therapy. Students must have at least a 3.0 GPA and completed at least 40 credit hours. Financial need is considered. Students apply through the electronic on-line scholarship application each year by June 1.

Roth, Bradley Memorial Scholarship: For students who have the potential of making a contribution to the profession of physical therapy. Applicants need to be admitted to the full-time physical therapy professional preparation program who demonstrate financial need. Students must demonstrate professional behaviors, known by the department as generic abilities and professionalism. Students apply through the electronic on-line scholarship application each year by June 1.

Schmoll, Dr. Beverly, Physical Therapy Student Travel Fund: Provides support for Physical Therapy graduate students making scholarly presentations at professional conferences and meetings and for students engaged in a leadership role as a student in an American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) affiliated/sanctioned group. Refer to Department of Physical Therapy Program staff for further details.

Sevillian, Clarence and Arteka Scholarship for Physical Therapy Students: The scholarship is intended for full-time and part-time students enrolled in the Doctor of Physical Therapy professional preparation program.  Preference will be given to applicants who are Genesee County high school graduates.  Preference will also be given to applicants who have demonstrated volunteer initiative as a UM-Flint PT students within the program, campus or community.


Smith, Ernestine R. Ph.D. MPH Physical Therapy Scholarship: Available to second and third year UM-Flint Physical Therapy students who have a 3.0 GPA and completed at least 24 credit hours. Scholarship applicants must submit a minimum one page personal statement/essay in which they state their career goals, identify their involvement and specific interest in patient care and demonstrated commitment to the physical therapy program. Refer to Physical Therapy Department to apply.

Smith, William C. Doctor of Physical Therapy Scholarship: Intended for full or part-time students enrolled in the UM-Flint Doctor in Physical Therapy program with a preferred interest in specializing with brain-injured patients. Financial need is a consideration. Preference given to those expressing an interest in specializing with brain-injured patients. Apply through the on-line process by June 1 each year.

Sprague, Barbara CRNA Scholarship: This scholarship was established by the Rachor Family Foundation, Ltd. This merit-based scholarship is created to assist qualified individuals with the cost of tuition, and to help promote the profession of Nurse Anesthesia. Scholarship recipients must be second year program students. Completion of 12 credit hours is required. Scholarship recipients must maintain a “pass” grade in their clinical practicum. Scholarship recipients must have participated in professional health care organizations and/or community activities.

Vann, Carl R. Ph.D. Memorial Scholarship Fund: The scholarship was established to recognize students who have a zest for learning, have demonstrated willingness to challenge the status quo in the pursuit of knowledge and inspiring others. Applicants must be currently enrolled Health Sciences and Administration students with a minimum of 55 hours completed and established 3.0 GPA.

Wilson, Virginia Memorial Scholarship: Applicant must be a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and meet the minimum academic standards as defined by the Physical Therapy Department. Demonstrated history of service to the profession, DPT or community. Students apply through the electronic on-line scholarship application each year by June 1.

Baker-Roberson Service Scholarship Fund: Scholarship awards are engaged in “learning for service” project work while making a difference in the community with a local/regional non-profit agency/organization. Applicants must be part or full-time School of Management accounting students who have a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA with minimum 60 credit hours.

Cojeen, Professor Robert H. Scholarship: Scholarship awards are merit-based, and applicants must be full-time School of Management students who have a minimum cumulative 3.5 GPA. Applicants must have completed a minimum of 40 credit hours, and must attain junior standing (55 or more credits).

Cokley, James and Desoline Family Scholarship: Eligible applicants will be full-time undergraduate students studying business.  Financial need is taken into consideration and students must have a minimum 3.2 overall grade point average. 

Devon, Pamela Hernandez Scholarship: This scholarship is intended for single parents who are full or part time students majoring in business. Students must be at least junior standing. Financial need is a consideration but not required. Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA.

Fesmire, Dr. Walker E. Accounting Scholarship: Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students majoring in Accounting who have graduated from a high school located in the Genesee, Lapeer, or Shiawassee counties. Applicants must have a minimum 3.25 GPA and be of Junior standing (55 or more credit hours).

Freeman, Ralph M. and Emmalyn E. NetPlus! MBA Scholarship: For students enrolled in the second year of the NetPlus! MBA program. A minimum GPA of 3.7 and completion of at least 12 graduate credit hours in the NetPlus! MBA program is required. Applicants must also be enrolled for at least 6 NetPlus! MBA credit hours at the time of application.

Freeman, Ralph M. and Emmalyn E. School of Management Scholarship: This scholarship is intended to provide support for the University of Michigan-Flint School of Management students. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.5.

Hagemeister, Jessica CPA Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship was established by the Rachor Family Foundation, Ltd. For students enrolled in the School of Management with a major in accounting. Applicants must be non-traditional students, 23 years of age or older, who have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and live in Genesee County.

Hagerman Scholars Scholarship: Preference given to those pursuing a major within the School of Management. Applicants must submit a statement describing their interest in entrepreneurship and how they have been involved in entrepreneurial activities on or off-campus. Applicants must have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0.

Hale, Cathleen E. Single Parent Scholarship Fund: Eligible applicants will be full or part-time students pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration degree or another business major within the School of Management (SOM), preference is given to undergraduate students.  Recipient must come from the Greater Flint Area and be the primary caregiver of dependent children, a single parent.  Financial need is a consideration and applicant must be in good standing with the School of Management

Heitmann, John & Kathie Family Continuing Education Scholarship: Applicant must be full or part time undergraduate student majoring in accounting with least junior standing and pursuing their first undergraduate degree. Student must have 3.0 cumulative GPA and be a resident of Michigan. Financial need is a consideration with preference given to students only eligible for loans. Preference given to students from Mott Community College


Hashbarger, Jo Scholarship: Established by the Zonta Club of Flint II for students attending the University of Michigan-Flint who have completed at least 84 credit hours, 2.8 GPA, and have demonstrated commitment to community service. Preference will be given to students pursuing degrees in engineering, computer science, natural sciences, business, and government.

Leach, Linda and Randy Family Scholarship: Eligible applicants will be full-time undergraduate students studying business.  Financial need is a consideration and applicants must have a minimum 3.2 overall grade point average. 
 

Moon, I. Douglas School of Management Undergraduate Merit Scholarship: Applicants must be full-time School of Management undergraduate students. Applicants must have an “A-” average or 3.75 GPA. Applicants must submit two letters of reference from personal, professional or other sources.

The Oliver, LaGore, VanValin (OLV) Investment Group Scholarship: Eligible applicants will be full-time undergraduate and/or graduate students who have declared major(s) in the School of Management.  Those pursuing an undergraduate degree must be at a sophomore status toward a degree.  Applicants must have an established overall minimum GPA of 3.25. Applicants must submit a personal essay of (3-5 pages) addressing the significance of their involvement in civic engagement/volunteerism activities.  The scholarship may be renewable if the recipient continues to meet the scholarship criteria and reapplies.
Page, David A. CPA Scholarship Fund: This scholarship was established by the Rachor Family Foundation, Ltd. For Accounting majors with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicants must be non-traditional, 25 years of age or older, Genesee county residents.

Person, Ruth J. Scholarship: This scholarship was established by Chancellor Emeritus Ruth J. Person, this award is designed for full-time undergraduate students in the School of Management. Applicants need to have a 3.0 grade point average, or for entering freshmen, a high school grade point average of 3.5.  Preference given to individuals who are serving on active duty in the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard, Merchant Marine, or Coast Guard; a reservist in one of those branches; honorably discharged or received a general discharge under honorable condition from one of those branches or their reserve component; or serving as an officer in the U.S. Public Health Service.

Plante Moran Accounting Scholarship: Applicants must be enrolled as a full time student in the school of management pursing a degree in accounting and or a program of study that will enable them to become CPA candidates. Applicants must have a minimum 3.25 GPA. Financial need is a consideration but not required.


Purman, Timothy E. CPA Scholarship: This scholarship was established by the Rachor Family Foundation, Ltd. For students enrolled in the School of Management with a declared major of accounting. Applicants must be residents of Genesee County, and nontraditional students who have experienced a minimum of a three-year absence from enrollment in school.

Rachor, Charles Erickson Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship was established by the Rachor Family Foundation, Ltd. For students enrolled in the UM-Flint School of Management MBA program who are Genesee, Lapeer or Shiawassee county residents. Financial need is a consideration.

Ryan, Thomas P and Thomas P. Ryan Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund: For full-time UM-Flint students enrolled in the School of Management. Applicants must have completed a minimum of 40 credit hours and maintained a cumulative 3.0 GPA.
School of Management Alumni Scholarship: Applicants must be part-time or full-time students currently enrolled in a degree program within the SOM. Applicants must have a minimum of 3.0 GPA.

School of Management Alumni Scholarship: Applicants must be part-time or full-time students currently enrolled in a degree program within the SOM. Applicants must have a minimum of 3.0 GPA.  

[The] Tromble Family Scholarship:  Eligible applicants will be full-time undergraduate students majoring in accounting or entrepreneurship, be in good standing with the School of Management with a GPA calculated at UM-Flint, and have achieved Junior Status.  Financial need is taken in to consideration and applicants must have a minimum 3.0 overall grade point average.

Tucker, David C. CPA Scholarship: This scholarship was established by the Rachor Family Foundation, Ltd. Applicants must be enrolled in the School of Management with a major in accounting. Applicants must be residents of Genesee County, minimum 3.0 GPA, and non-traditional students who have experienced a minimum of a three-year absence from enrollment in school. Scholarship award is based on financial need.

Whitener, Stephen A. Scholarship for Innovators:  Eligible applicants will be full-time undergraduate students with a Junior standing (55 credit hours or more).  Students must be United States citizens.  Preference will be given to forward thinking students who have already started a business or who show a serious intent or interest in starting a business and also to students who are members of the Entrepreneur Society or have demonstrated involvement in activities related to the Hagerman Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation.  Financial need is not a consideration.  Applicants must also have a minimum GPA of 3.0.  Finalists will also be required to undergo an interview by the SOM Scholarship Committee before their selection is confirmed.

Yeo & Yeo Accounting Scholarship: Applicants must be enrolled as full-time students in the School of Management. Applicants must have completed 75 credit hours and have maintained a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3.

 

School of Nursing

Barnes & Noble Scholarship - This award is for UM-Flint Nursing Program students enrolled in the four-year degree program at the University of Michigan- Flint, or for students participating in Invest in Your Success, or for those students experiencing financial challenges in funding textbook purchases. Financial need is a consideration in making the awards.

Bryer, Ben F. Foundation Endowed Scholarship: Scholarship awards are merit based, requiring a minimum cumulative 2.75 GPA and at least 26 completed credit hours. Applicants can be full-time or part-time students enrolled in the UM-Flint/Hurley Medical Center Bachelor of Science in the Nursing Program. Applicants can be of sophomore, junior, or senior standing. The scholarship is intended for underrepresented students who demonstrate financial need and have graduated from a Flint High School. Applicants must have demonstrated volunteer services to the school/department (i.e., Student Government, Student Nurses’ Association, Class Officer, etc.). 

D’Appolonia, Valentina M. Nursing Scholarship: Scholarship awards are merit based, and applicants can be full-time or part-time students enrolled in the UM-Flint BSN Program who are in good academic standings. Applicants must have demonstrated volunteer participation in the community organization or activities. Demonstrated volunteer services to the school/department (i.e., Student Government, Student Nurse Association, Class Officer, etc.). Priority will be given to the following: travel awards for students enrolled in or scheduled to travel in international nursing courses; travel awards for students enrolled in or scheduled to travel nationally for a service learning nursing course; scholarships for students who have demonstrated significant local service to the nursing profession or community. Visit the Financial Aid web-site for application to download and submission.

Freeman, Emmalyn Ellis Nurse Practitioner Scholarship: Applicant must be enrolled as a graduate student at UM-Flint Nurse Practitioner Program who has completed a minimum of 11 credit hours. A minimum GPA of 3.7 is required. 

Furr, Marilyn Venton Nursing Scholarship: Designated for UM-Flint students enrolled in the UM-Flint/Hurley Medical Center Bachelor of Science Nursing Program who have completed a minimum of 25 credit hours at UM-Flint and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3. Applicants must be enrolled in at least one clinical Nursing course at a Hurley Medical Center site.  

Hitchings, Fern C. RN Memorial Scholarship: Scholarship awards are merit based, and applicants can be either full or part-time students in the UM-Flint/HMC BSN program. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75. Applicant must have completed a minimum of 40 credit hours, and must attain junior standing at the time of award. Applicants must have demonstrated volunteer participation in the community organization or activities. Demonstrated volunteer services to the school/department (i.e., Student Government, Student Nurses’ Association, Class Officer, etc.). 

Jones, Beverly G. Scholarship for Veterans’ Bachelor of Science in Nursing Students: Eligible applicants must be enrolled full or part-time in the Accelerated Veterans’ Bachelor of Science in the School of Nursing at the University of Michigan-Flint.  Applicants must be in good academic standing with a minimum GPA as prescribed by the Nursing department.  Applicants must also be a veteran of one of the official branches of the US military services.  Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrated active and regular engagement in one of more program activities in the Nursing department including but not limited to cohort ambassadors, media testimonials, peer mentoring, tutoring, Student Nurses Association membership, research assistant, cohort/class officer, etc.  Participation may be audited for verification by the selection committee.  A letter or recommendation from a member of the nursing faculty in a sealed envelope must be included with completed scholarship application.  Awards are contingent upon successful completion of applicant’s first semester in the Nursing Program.  The award is not renewable however, previous recipients may apply.  The award is to be used for tuition, fees, or other educational expenses.  One eligible student shall be awarded each academic year.

Pemberton, Charles and Larue Nursing Scholarship: For full-or part-time nursing students. RN applicants must be accepted into UM-Flint’s BSN program. UM-Flint/Hurley Medical Center BSN candidates must have completed one semester of nursing clinical with a minimum 2.8 GPA.  

Pemberton, James A. and Marilyn E. Scholarship Fund: This scholarship was established to assist students pursuing a B.S. or M.S. in Nursing. Applicants must be either undergraduate or graduate students currently enrolled in the B.S.N. or M.S.N. Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 as an undergraduate student or as a graduate student.  

Prince, Elfriede Nursing Scholarship: Available to students in the Bachelor of Science in nursing degree program. Applicants may be full or part time in good academic standing. Financial need is a consideration for this award.

Zick, (The) Francine Zick Nursing Endowed Scholarship Fund: Established for a newly admitted nursing student, continuing undergraduate nursing student or students pursuing their second bachelor’s degree and enrolled in UM-Flint’s accelerated BSN program. Applicants must meet minimum 3.5 GPA or above and demonstrate significant financial need. If entering the accelerated program, GPA may be from first degree.

General Scholarships
 

Akhila & Rajamani Scholarship: For full time students employed on UM-Flint campus with a minimum 2.0 GPA. Financial need is a consideration. Proof of UM-Flint employment must be provided (i.e., paystub, W-2, etc.).

Ali, Muhammad Memorial Scholarship Fund: This scholarship was established by the Rachor Family Foundation, Ltd. - Applicants must be enrolled at the University of Michigan - Flint and be in good standing with the university. Preference given to students who graduated from a city of Flint high school, including Beecher, Westwood Heights, and Carman Ainsworth,  or received a GED in the city of Flint. Applicants must submit a written paper outlining the achievements of Muhammad Ali, and also explain their reasoning for pursuing a higher degree and of any hardships that were overcome. 

Alumni Scholarship for Excellence: Established by the University of Michigan-Flint Alumni Society to recognize academic achievement of dependent children, spouses or grandchildren of alumni. The scholarship is a non-renewable award. Students enrolled full-time in a degree program, whose parent, spouse or grandparent has received either an undergraduate or graduate degree from the University of Michigan-Flint are eligible. A minimum 3.5 GPA is required with minimum of 30 credits completed. Interviews by alumni may be required.

Barnes & Noble Scholarship - This award is for UM-Flint Nursing Program students enrolled in the four-year degree program at the University of Michigan- Flint, or for students participating in Invest in Your Success, or for those students experiencing financial challenges in funding textbook purchases. Financial need is a consideration in making the awards.

Blueberry Ambassador Scholarship at the University of Michigan-Flint: Each scholarship recipient must be accepted to the University of Michigan - Flint for the fall semester immediately following his or her high school graduation.  Scholarship recipients must meet all University of Michigan - Flint regular admission criteria. 

Borland, Marlene Staff Book Fund Application: Eligible students must an employee of the University of Michigan - Flint (temporary employees are not eligible). Student must be at least junior status in an undergraduate program at UM-Flint and be eligible for the campus tuition reimbursement program. Applicant must be in good academic standing.

Broadway, Odell Scholarship: Established with contributions honoring Odell Broadway, who was devoted to community service and helping others. Preference given to students with dependents living in the greater Flint area who have had their education interrupted or delayed for five years or longer. Community service is not required; however, preference may be given to applicants with a demonstrated commitment to community service. Applicant must be first in family to attend college; applicants’ family income less than $50,000. Applicants who attend Flint Community Schools and or high schools and neighborhoods that traditionally don’t have many students attend U-M Flint (i.e., Mount Morris, Beecher, and Westwood Heights School Districts). Preference may be given to participants in state or federal early-awareness or college readiness programs typically based on socioeconomic status. May be full- or part-time students enrolled for a minimum of six credit hours per semester and remain in good academic standing.

Broome Jr., Sylvester Scholarship: Established with contributions honoring Sylvester Broome Jr., who was dedicated to involvement in the community, government service, and encouraging the development of our area youth. Students living in the greater Flint area are eligible to apply. Transfer students and those with associates’ degrees are encouraged to apply. Community service is not required; however, preference may be given to applicants with a demonstrated commitment to community service. Applicant must be first in family to attend college; applicants’ family income less than $50,000. Applicants who attend Flint Community Schools and or high schools and neighborhoods that traditionally don’t have many students attend U-M Flint (i.e., Mount Morris, Beecher, and Westwood Heights School Districts). Preference may be given to participants in state or federal early-awareness or college readiness programs typically based on socioeconomic status.

Carson, Sonya Scholarship: This scholarship was established by the Rachor Family Foundation, Ltd. in recognition of Sonya Carson. Applicants must be current residents of Genesee County. Applicants must submit a report highlighting Sonya Carson’s life, values, and teachings (maximum two pages.)Preference given to non-traditional students. Financial need is a consideration

Catto, Betty Bishop Scholarship Fund: Financial assistance for full- or part-time students who are physically challenged or have a learning disability. At least a 2.0 GPA is required. Applicants must be a Michigan resident and submit verification every year from UM-Flint Accessibility Coordinator.

[The] Chan Family Scholarship Fund: Applicants must have financial need.  Preference will first be given to applicants who are residents of the City of Flint. Secondary preference will be given to students who are residents of Genesee County, Michigan outside the City of Flint.  Recipients must be enrolled full-time.

Combs, Jeremy James Memorial Scholarship: Applicants must be currently enrolled at the University of Michigan-Flint.  Applicants must submit an essay, 2-3 pages in length, that meets the following criteria; A.) Briefly describe a topic or issue that is important to you. B.) Form an argument for and against your beliefs on this topic. C.) Explain how it made you feel to argue against your beliefs on this topic.  Scholarship awards will be applied directly to the recipients’ student account.

Crankstart Foundation Scholarship: Applicant must be re-entering and be full-time or part-time.  Applicants must also have experienced a cumulative gap in their education of five or more years, demonstrate financial need and be pursuing their first baccalaureate degree.


Dunlap, Walter R. and Bertha F. Memorial Fund: For full-time students enrolled in an undergraduate program with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Students must be Michigan residents. Financial need is considered.

Esson, John W. and Marion E. Scholarship Fund: Applicants must be an undergraduate sophomore student currently pursuing a degree at UM-Flint. Applicant must have minimum 25 credit hours completed at the time of award with a “B” GPA.

Faculty/Staff Scholarship: For full- or part-time, graduate or undergraduate students. A cumulative GPA of at least 3.5, sophomore or higher standing, and a minimum of 25 credit hours earned at the University of Michigan-Flint are required. Any faculty/staff member may nominate a student by writing a letter of recommendation. Awards are based on academic achievement, goals and character.

First Merit Blueberry Scholarship at the University of Michigan-Flint: Applicant must be accepted to the University of Michigan-Flint for the fall semester immediately following his or her high school graduation.  Scholarship recipients must meet all University of Michigan - Flint regular admission criteria.

First Street Block Club Lula Hurse Scholarship: Applicants must be currently enrolled, full-time, at the University of Michigan-Flint or accepted for admission.  Eligible applicants will have a minimum cumulative 2.5 grade point average or, for entering freshmen, an equivalent high school grade point average.  Applicants must participate in university or community service activities.  A detailed description of this service must be included in the applicant’s scholarship essay and applicants must submit at least one reference letter.  Financial need is required.


Flint Association of the University of Michigan Alumnae Scholarship: Established to provide assistance to students whose education has been postponed or delayed by at least 2 1/2 years. Students must be degree candidates with a minimum 2.5 GPA and an interview may be required.

Flint Downtown Host Lions Club Scholarship: Applicants may be either full-time or part-time students who are blind or have a visual impairment. Applicants must document disability with the Accessibility Services Office prior to application. The scholarship selection committee will consist of the Disability Services Coordinator and a minimum of two University of Michigan- Flint faculty and/or staff representatives.

Flint Federation of Women’s Clubs Scholarship: Established in 1996 by the remaining seven members of the Flint Federation of Women’s Clubs. The mission of the Federation is to promote service to the community. Awarded to full-time students with a 3.00 GPA and completion of 55 credit hours. The recipient must demonstrate a commitment to promoting the mission of the Women’s Center at the University.

Frazier, Fran Student Travel Scholarship: Funds to assist students participating (conference registration, travel, hotel accommodation, meals, immunization, passports, and insurance) in local, state, national, and international conferences. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Freeman, Ralph M. and Emmalyn E. Distance Learning Scholarship: Applicants must have completed a minimum of 25 credits hours and achieved a minimum cumulative 3.5 GPA. Can be applied to undergraduate online courses only.

Freeman, Ralph M. and Emmalyn E. Honors Program Scholarship: For students currently enrolled in the Honors Scholar Program and have completed 55 credit hours. Scholarship awards must be applied to the recipient’s student account and may be used for academic expenses, including academic travel.

Freeman, Ralph M. and Emmalyn E. Study Abroad Scholarship: Designated for enrolled UM-Flint students who plan to participate in study abroad courses sponsored and lead by UM-Flint faculty and approved by the International Studies Program Committee. Applicants must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA and have completed at least 24 credit hours before studying abroad as an undergraduate students; 3.0 GPA and have completed at least 9 credit hours as a graduate student. Honors Program students are not eligible for this scholarship. Visit the International Center to apply.

Freeman, Ralph M. and Emmalyn E. International Student Scholarship: Applicants must be enrolled as full-time international students, seeking a degree at UM-Flint, and have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA.
Applicants must hold an appropriate nonimmigrant visa issued by the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service that permits the holder to seek a degree to completion from UM-Flint. Citizens of the United States, Michigan residents, refugees lacking visa status and non-citizen permanent residents are not eligible for this scholarship.

Freeman, Ralph M. and Emmalyn E. True Blue Scholars: Applicants must be currently enrolled at UM-Flint with a minimum of 12 credit hours per academic year and 3.0 GPA and complete a True Blue Service Scholar Application once selected.  Contact the Outreach Department staff for further information about service requirements and to make arrangements to review and sign the Student Agreement form as a condition of scholarship funding

Freeman, Emmalyn Ellis Women’s Center Scholarship: For single parents with a minimum 3.5 GPA.

Ganges, Tendaji W. Scholarship:  Applicants must be a graduating high school senior at a Flint, Beecher or Westwood Heights school district and have a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants must have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in a community service, extracurricular or other activities.  Applicants must also submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher/school administrator and also from an organization/agency in the Flint area.  Students must also submit an essay that answers the question: “What is the mark you intend to make and how will your college education help you accomplish this goal?”

Genesee County Armed Services Veterans Scholarship Fund: Applicants must be full- or part-time students and be in good academic standing to receive this award.  Qualified recipients are students who graduated from, or attended, a Genesee County high school and were either honorably discharged from the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force or Coast Guard or are children of veterans who died while in the military or as a result of their military service.  Scholarships will be awarded fall and winter semesters and may be used for tuition, fees, or other educational expenses. Past recipients of this scholarship are welcome to reapply. 

Genesee Early College Continuing Education Scholarship: For students who participated in the Genesee Early College and who demonstrate high level of academic achievement and who maintain a 3.0 GPA in UM-Flint coursework. Students must enroll full-time to remain eligible.

Global Distinguished Scholarship: Applicants must be newly admitted first time undergraduate international or other qualified non-immigrant students.  Applicants must also be enrolled in the UofM-Flint Honors Program.  Student must also have a minimum recalculated incoming GPA of a 3.7 (4.0) scale and must be full-time.  Students must complete a minimum of 12 credits for fall and winter semesters.

Global Merit Scholarship: Applicants must be newly admitted first time undergraduate international or other qualified non-immigrant students.  Student must also have a minimum recalculated incoming GPA of a 3.0 (4.0) scale and must be full-time.  Students must complete a minimum of 12 credits for fall and winter semesters.

Global Victors Award: Recipients must be full-time degree-seeking undergraduate international or other qualified non-immigrant students.  Must also be in good academic standing.

Graham, Natalie Ann Scholarship: Applicants must reside in Genesee County with a minimum of 55 credit hours and have maintained a minimum 2.0 GPA each semester completed at UM-Flint. Preference will be given to students who have had a delay in completing their education and who are highly motivated to completing their degree requirements. Applicants must express his or her interest in being selected as a scholarship recipient in their essay. Within the scholarship application, applicants must outline academic and career goals. Financial need is a consideration in making the award.

Gruno, Chris Memorial Scholarship: To provide assistance for UM-Flint Hockey Club student(s) with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. In the instance there are no applicants from the UM-Flint Hockey Club, preference will then be given to a graduate of the Early College Program. The applicant must show merit and evidence of a strong commitment to music education.

Gwiazdowski, Edward F. Scholarship: Awarded to full-time education major with at least a 3.3 GPA on a 4.0 scale who will begin student teaching in the upcoming academic year. Applicants must show merit and evidence of a strong commitment to education. Applications taken through the School of Education and Human Services. Contact the staff in the School of Education for application and instructions to apply.

Haw, Robert and Evelyn Mary Haw Scholarship Fund: Awarded to entering freshmen who have distinguished themselves through exceptional academic achievements. First consideration will go to students whose applications for admission are received before the application deadline. Eligible applicants must meet at least one of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) criteria which establishes independent status. Students meet satisfactory academic progress standards.

Hilton-Watson, Matthew Study Abroad Scholarship: Applicants must be enrolled at the UM-Flint as undergraduate or graduate students and in good academic standing.  Preference will be given for study of a different culture than the student’s own and funds may be used for several research oriented experiences.

Holt, Edgar B. and Lois Van Zandt Scholarship: Established with contributions honoring Edgar B. Holt, a leader in the Flint community devoted to advocating human rights. For students attending UM-Flint full time with a minimum 3.0 GPA; Community service is not required; however, preference may be given to applicants with a demonstrated commitment to community service. Applicant must be first in family to attend college; applicants’ family income less than $50,000. Applicants who attend Flint Community Schools and or high schools and neighborhoods that traditionally don’t have many students attend U-M Flint (i.e., Mount Morris, Beecher, and Westwood Heights School Districts). Preference may be given to participants in state or federal early-awareness or college readiness programs typically based on socioeconomic status.

India Scholarship: Applicants must be currently enrolled at the University of Michigan-Flint. Applicants must outline in the essay portion of their scholarship application their academic and career goals, and their interest in receiving this scholarship. Recipients must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.  Applicants must submit a personal statement/essay addressing their academic and career goals, and their interest in receiving this scholarship. Recipients must submit a listing of three references including their name, address, and phone number. Two of the references must be academic, with one community reference.

Kallis, Harold and Agape Scholarship: For full-time students with a minimum 3.0 GPA who are residents of Genesee County. Financial need is not a consideration.

King/Chavez/Parks Future Faculty Program: Fellowship program intended for underrepresented students with regular admission to any of the University of Michigan-Flint Masters programs. Qualified candidates may receive up to $15,000 over a two and one half year period.

Katz, Mary Scholarship:  The scholarship is intended for incoming freshmen students enrolled full-time.  Applicants must be a resident of Genesee County and a graduate of a Genesee County non-charter public high school.  Financial need is required.

Kleinpell Family Scholarship: Established to assist undergraduate students at the University of Michigan-Flint. Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 2.3; incoming freshman must have a minimum GPA of 2.3.
Leo Scholarship: The lecturers’ Employee Organization is a labor union representing the non tenure-track faculty of the University of Michigan, including UM-Flint. Leo has established this scholarship to assist students in pursuing their education and life goals. The scholarship is open to all sophomore standing and above undergraduates, whether full or part time, who are either members of or the dependent of a member of a labor union. First preference is given to dependents of LEO members. Applicants must submit a separate essay detailing why labor unions are important in the U.S.

M Club of Greater Flint Scholarship Fund: Applicant must be currently enrolled at the University of Michigan-Flint with at least 12 undergraduate credits earned and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and reside in Genesee, Lapeer, or Shiawassee, counties.

Malcolm X Scholarship: This scholarship was established by the Rachor Family Foundation, Ltd. Preference given to a transfer student from Mott Community College. Preference given to students with dependent children at home. Applicants must be taking at least 6 credit hours. Applicants must submit, as part of their application, a report of no more than two pages which highlights Malcolm X’s life, values, and teachings. Reports must be no longer than 2 pages in length. 

McCree, Floyd J. Scholarship: Established with contributions honoring Floyd J. McCree, who was an advocate for social causes and social justice, a dedicated public servant and committed to helping others. Applicants must be enrolled for a minimum of six credit hours with a 3.0 GPA. Community service is not required; however, preference may be given to applicants with a demonstrated commitment to community service. Applicant must be first in family to attend college; applicants’ family income less than $50,000. Applicants who attend Flint Community Schools and or high schools and neighborhoods that traditionally don’t have many students attend U-M Flint (i.e., Mount Morris, Beecher, and Westwood Heights School Districts). Preference may be given to participants in state or federal early-awareness or college readiness programs typically based on socioeconomic status.

McKenze, Victoria University of Michigan-Flint Student Government Council Scholarship: Applicants must be UM-Flint students with a minimum of 55 credit hours, and have a cumulative 2.5 GPA. Applicants must have demonstrated campus leadership qualities that have significantly contributed to and enhanced the quality of life for students at UM-Flint. A personal statement/essay and two letters of reference are required.

McKinnon, Leonard A. and Zelpha E. Scholarship: Available to full- or part-time students who have at least a 3.5 GPA, are Genesee County residents, and have participated in school and/or community activities. Letters of reference are required. Selection is based on academic record, community service, essay and recommendations.

Mestas, Juan E. Scholarship for Academic Excellence and Community Engagement: Established by Chancellor Juan E. Mestas to honor UM-Flint students who have demonstrated high academic excellence and who have distinguished themselves for their community. Applicants should participate as students in activities that address the needs and improve the quality of our neighboring communities.

Moeller, William and Kathryn Scholarship Fund: Applicants must be undergraduate students who have a minimum 2.3 GPA. First consideration will be given to those students who demonstrate financial need.

 

Morgan, Carl and Sarah Graduate Student Scholarship: Applicants must be admitted into the UM-Flint Graduate program with at least a 3.3 GPA as an undergraduate or a graduate student. One letter of reference is required.

Mukkamala, Bobby & Kulkarni, Nita (Doctors) Health Professions Scholarship: Applicants must be graduates of the Genesee Early College Program and have accumulated a minimum of 30 UM-Flint credit hours with a 3.0 GPA. Students must be full time and demonstrate financial need. Scholarship can be used toward tuition, fees, and books.

Nartel Family: Available to full- or part-time students who are Genesee County residents and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Financial need is a consideration.

Nelms, Jeanetta & Charlie Scholarship: Applicants may be full-time or part-time students, either undergraduate or graduate standing. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicants must have demonstrated a commitment to leadership, community involvement, and scholarship. Scholarship awards are based on financial need.

Nelson, Conny E. Memorial Scholarship Fund: Established in memory of Conny E. Nelson, Chancellor of the University of Michigan-Flint, 1980-83. The scholarship helps support study in a non-North American country for students who have completed their sophomore year (54 credits or more). Awards are based on academic achievement and merit of proposed study. Restricted to non-UM-Flint faculty led programs.

Osher, Bernard Foundation: Founded in 1977 by Bernard Osher, a respected businessman and community leader. Foundation seeks to improve quality of life through support for higher education and the arts, and provides post-secondary scholarship funding to colleges and universities across the nation, with special attention to re-entry students. UM-Flint was selected by the Osher Foundation trustees as a recipient of the Osher Re-Entry Scholarship Program. Awards are based on academic achievement for students who have had to postpone their college education for a minimum of five-year cumulative period.


Piper, Wanda L. and M. Harry Grant Fund: Financial assistance to full- or part-time students whose pursuit of a University degree has been postponed or interrupted for at least two years. Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA and show financial need.

Pointer, Annie Mae Scholarship: For students who are enrolled at least half-time (6 credit hours) at UM-Flint and a GPA of 2.5. Community service is not required; however, preference may be given to applicants with a demonstrated commitment to community service. Applicant must be first in family to attend college; applicants’ family income less than $50,000. Applicants who attend Flint Community Schools and or high schools and neighborhoods that traditionally don’t have many students attend U-M Flint (i.e., Mount Morris, Beecher, and Westwood Heights School Districts). Preference may be given to participants in state or federal early-awareness or college readiness programs typically based on socioeconomic status.

Charles Erickson Rachor Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship was established by the Rachor Family Foundation. Preference given to students who are at least junior standing. Financial need is a consideration in the awarding of this scholarship. Preference given to working students as indicated on their submitted FAFSA.

Kathryn Arlene Sisson Rachor Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship was established by the Rachor Family Foundation. Preference given to students who are at least junior standing. Financial need is a consideration in the awarding of this scholarship. Preference given to working students as indicated on their submitted FAFSA.

Charles L. Rachor Scholarship: This scholarship was established by the Rachor Family Foundation. Preference given to students who are at least junior standing. Financial need is a consideration in the awarding of this scholarship. Preference given to working students as indicated on their submitted FAFSA.

Michael Garry Rachor Scholarship: This scholarship was established by the Rachor Family Foundation. Preference given to students who are at least junior standing. Financial need is a consideration in the awarding of this scholarship. Preference given to working students as indicated on their submitted FAFSA.

Robert E. Rachor, PhD Scholarship: This scholarship was established by the Rachor Family Foundation. Preference given to students who are at least junior standing. Financial need is a consideration in the awarding of this scholarship. Preference given to working students as indicated on their submitted FAFSA.

Kaaren Rachor Roman Scholarship: This scholarship was established by the Rachor Family Foundation. Preference given to students who are at least junior standing. Financial need is a consideration in the awarding of this scholarship. Preference given to working students as indicated on their submitted FAFSA.

David J. Rachor, B.S. Scholarship: This scholarship was established by the Rachor Family Foundation. Preference given to students who are at least junior standing. Financial need is a consideration in the awarding of this scholarship. Preference given to working students as indicated on their submitted FAFSA.

John P. Rachor, RNFA Scholarship: This scholarship was established by the Rachor Family Foundation. Preference given to students who are at least junior standing. Financial need is a consideration in the awarding of this scholarship. Preference given to working students as indicated on their submitted FAFSA.

Pastor Daniel J. Rachor Scholarship: This scholarship was established by the Rachor Family Foundation. Preference given to students who are at least junior standing. Financial need is a consideration in the awarding of this scholarship. Preference given to working students as indicated on their submitted FAFSA.

Dr. Terese M. Rachor Beste Scholarship: This scholarship was established by the Rachor Family Foundation. Preference given to students who are at least junior standing. Financial need is a consideration in the awarding of this scholarship. Preference given to working students as indicated on their submitted FAFSA.

Dr. James Rachor Scholarship: This scholarship was established by the Rachor Family Foundation. Preference given to students who are at least junior standing. Financial need is a consideration in the awarding of this scholarship. Preference given to working students as indicated on their submitted FAFSA.

Grandchildren of Michael Garry Rachor and Barbara Lee Eddy Rachor Scholarship: This scholarship was established by the Rachor Family Foundation. Preference given to students who are at least junior standing. Financial need is a consideration in the awarding of this scholarship. Preference given to working students as indicated on their submitted FAFSA..

[The] “Rachor Fish Bond” Book Fund: This scholarship was established by the Rachor Family Foundation, Ltd for undergraduate sophomore, junior or senior students. Applicants must demonstrate financial need. Students must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA.

Roberson, Joe Endowed Scholarship Fund: Applicants must be residents of Genesee County, and admitted to the University of Michigan-Flint with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Rotary Club of Flint Scholarship: For students who have graduated from a Flint or Genesee County high school in the past two years after attending these schools for at least the final two years of their high school education. A minimum 3.25 adjusted GPA, involvement in school and/or community service activities, and the intent to remain in the Flint/Genesee County area after completion of college are required.

Rubenstein, Gilbert Attorney at Law Scholarship Fund: This scholarship was established by the Rachor Family Foundation, Ltd. Applicants must be enrolled at the University of Michigan-Flint in any pre-law program and be in good standing. It is preferred if the students graduate from a high school in Genesee, Shiawassee or Lapeer counties, and have performed a service for their community. Students must submit a separate 1-2-page double-spaced written paper describing an interest in pursuing law as a profession.

Saab, Ghassan and Manal Signature Blue Service Scholarship: Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Applicant must be committed to serving a minimum four hours a week for two full semesters per academic year, through curricular or co-curricular service based activities coordinated through University Outreach once selected.

Saab, Ghassan and Manal Scholarship Fund for New Americans: Applicants must demonstrate financial need with preference given to students who have received official government designation as a refugee or asylee or temporary protected status and are in good academic standing.

Schneberger, Kathleen A. Scholarship Fund: For students who are at least 25 years old, who have completed 30 or more credit hours with a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA and are enrolled for at least six credit hours. Awards are based on financial need.

SEIU Local 591 Scholarship: Designated for UM-Flint students who are current members of SEIU Local 591, or the spouses, children or grandchildren of current or former Local 591 SEIU members. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 and submit documentation that verifies that they are current SEIU Local 591 members, the spouses, the children or grandchildren of a current or former SEIU Local 591 member.

SEIU Local 591 Scholarship for Mott College Transfers: Designated for Mott Community College transfer students who are current SEIU Local 591 members, or the spouses, children or grandchildren of a current or former SEIU Local 591 member. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 and submit documentation that verifies that they are current SEIU Local 591 members, the spouses, children or grandchildren of a current or former SEIU Local 591 member.

Shulman, Leanard B. Travel Award: Established to assist Honors Program students in international travel to further their education at the University of Michigan-Flint. Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate student in the Honors Program with a minimum GPA of 3.5. Travel must be completed prior to completion of an educational program and is in connection with the student’s educational program, or in furtherance of their educational experience. Visit the Honors Program Director for consideration.

Skaff, Woodrow W. Scholarship: Applicants must be full-time UM-Flint students who have a cumulative 3.0 GPA, and are residents of Genesee County who have graduated from a Flint Community School. Scholarship awards will be based upon financial need.

Smith, Lavoy C. Memorial Scholarship: For students who have been enrolled in Genesee Early College Program at the time of application and who are admitted to UM-Flint. Must demonstrate a consistent and high level of commitment to community and school activities, and volunteer work. Students must have successfully completed a minimum of 12 credit hours with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Preference is given to full-time students. Applicants must identify two references (name, title, agency, address, and telephone number) from school or community service agency staff members directly involved with the applicant’s school and/ or community service activity. Refer to the GEC Program Coordinator for consideration.

Stone, Esther C. Study Abroad Scholarship: Designated to support students participating in approved study abroad courses sponsored and led by the University of Michigan-Flint faculty and approved by the Study Abroad Program Committee. Applicants must have completed at least 24 credit hours at UM-Flint prior to participating in the IGS Program. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required as an undergraduate student. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 with 9 credit hours completed as a graduate student. Apply through the International Center; applications are taken December/January each year.

Stone, Esther C. Graduate Student Scholarship for Academic Excellence Scholarship: For students admitted to a University of Michigan-Flint graduate program who have completed all prerequisite courses and have a minimum of 12 hours of graduate credit. In addition to the scholarship application, students must submit a maximum one page personal statement as to why they qualify for the award, two letters of reference from faculty familiar with their academic work, and transcripts. The application deadline is June 1.

Student Government Council Service Scholarship: Intended to recognize those students who demonstrate a commitment to maintaining a keen balance in their academic, social and volunteer pursuits. Current SGC members and those who served within the previous twelve months are not eligible for this scholarship.
 

Sutphen, Harry and Doris Family Scholarship: The scholarship was established in memory of Doris Sutphen and in honor of the Sutphen Family Legacy. This Scholarship is designed for Full or Part time Senior Students. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Financial Need is a consideration.


Tomasi, Dominic Memorial Scholarship: For students who are residents of Genesee County must be enrolled full time or accepted at one of the University of Michigan Campuses. The scholarship is intended for a Flint area Scholar Athlete. Scholarship applicants who are entering freshmen must meet academic requirements stipulated by the University of Michigan Admissions Offices. Student must have a 3.25 GPA to be considered for this scholarship. Recipient must participate in a club or intramural sport. Financial Need is a consideration in making the award. 

University Scholar Fund for Transfer Students: Applicants must be a transfer students, full-time or part-time be pursuing an undergraduate/graduate degree and demonstrate high academic achievement.

Utley, Harold M. Memorial Scholarship Fund: Awards are based on financial need, school and/or community service activities, and scholastic attainment. Students must have a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.

Weinstein, Ann Lande Scholarship: Applicants must have complete 85 credit hours of course work and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicants must be returning students whose education was interrupted by a minimum of five-years.

West Flint Optimist Club Academic Scholarship: For full-time students who are residents of Genesee County, have demonstrated leadership skills in school and community activities, and have a minimum 3.3 GPA.

Westwood Heights Lions Club Scholarship: For residents of the Westwood Heights Lions Club service area. Selection is based on family income, and requires a cumulative minimum GPA of 3.0 and at least sophomore standing.

Winegarden, Myron and Margaret Scholarship: Established to provide financial assistance for deserving students who share an appreciation of foreign language and those who are studying abroad. Applicants must be full-time students with a minimum of 3.0 GPA. Financial need is not a consideration.

  • Foreign language students should apply through UM-Flint’s on-line scholarship application by mid-February.
  • Students participating in approved study abroad courses sponsored and led by the University of Michigan-Flint faculty and approved by the Study Abroad Advisory Committee apply through the International Center by mid-January.

Winegarden, Harry M. Collegiate Scholars: Selection will be based on academic merit. Entering freshman must have a GPA no less than 3.5 and other indicator of academic merit (ACT / SAT score). Recipient must maintain full-time enrollment and 3.0 GPA. Award is renewable

Women’s Educational Center (WEC) Community Service Scholarship: rewards students for their significant contribution to public service projects that are intended to positively impact the lives of Genesee County women. WEC Scholars will work together as a cohort on the completion of service projects and meet regularly with the WEC Director. Applicants must have a 3.0 collegiate GPA or entering freshman must have a 3.25 high school GPA. Scholarship is intended for full-time students. Applicants must submit a 2-3 page proposal outlining the community service project that they intend to complete over the course of the semester.|

Wood, Brenda Duford CPA Scholarship: This scholarship was established by the Rachor Family Foundation, Ltd. Applicants must be seeking a degree and must be in good standing at University of Michigan-Flint. Applicants must be a resident of Genesee County. Applicants must be a non-traditional student, 25 years of age or older, who have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Applicant need not be a full time student.

Wood, Hazel Scholarship Fund: For full-time transfer students who are residents of Genesee County. A minimum 3.2 GPA is required and financial need is considered.

Wright, Dr. Douglas L. Memorial Scholarship: Applicants must be full-time, University of Michigan-Flint students who have maintained a GPA of 3.0 based on 4.0 scale for all completed course work. Community service is not required; however, preference may be given to applicants with a demonstrated commitment to community service. Applicant must be first in family to attend college; applicants’ family income less than $50,000. Applicants who attend Flint Community Schools and or high schools and neighborhoods that traditionally don’t have many students attend U-M Flint (i.e., Mount Morris, Beecher, and Westwood Heights School Districts). Preference may be given to participants in state or federal early-awareness or college readiness programs typically based on socioeconomic status.

Wright, Lillian B. and Bruce E. Memorial Scholarship: For adult returning students at the University of Michigan-Flint with a major or minor in political science or public administration, or who have been actively involved in the political process at the local, state or national level. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required.

Zick, William and Margaret Scholarship: Applicants must be full-time or part-time student. Applicants must have a minimum 2.8 GPA or, for entering freshman, a high school GPA of 3.2. Financial need is a consideration. Applicants can reapply but must continue to meet scholarship criteria.

  

Study Abroad

If a student is planning to study abroad it is recommended that they schedule an appointment with a financial aid officer approximately 6 months prior to the study abroad experience. During the appointment, students should be prepared to document school/college approval, costs, possible funding, and a timeline. Some financial aid and scholarships are available for University sponsored study abroad trips or for study abroad trips arranged by an individual student. The International Center offers study abroad scholarships for faculty led and external global programs. These scholarships are offered each year and the application deadline is typically in early January. Please check the International Center’s web site for scholarship information and deadlines.
 

Further Information

Since legislative and other decisions affecting the regulations, procedures and funding of an assistance program often occur on short notice; Catalog information about financial aid must be kept general. The most up-to-date information is available in the Office of Financial Aid, 303 E. Kearsley, Room 277 University Pavilion or online at www.umflint.edu/finaid. Please feel free to call or make an appointment if you are seeking specific information.

Documentation regarding the accreditation status of the University of Michigan-Flint is available in the Office of the Provost, Room 229, University Pavilion.